Winona State was founded in 1858 to train teachers. As the first institution of its kind west of the Mississippi River, it has grown today to offer over a hundred programs across academic disciplines. WSU offers a broad range of degrees, from associates to doctorates in five colleges:
- Liberal Arts
- Nursing & Health Sciences
- Science & Engineering
As a contemporary of the Minnesota State system, Winona State continues to grow its programs and widen its instiitutional reach with online learning. Hundreds of courses are offered through distance learning that enable you, as an adult, to continue or advance your education and your career. Online education at WSU maintains the same standards that are found on campus. Through the modification of student services and classroom learning, everything you need to earn your online degree at Winona State is literally, at your fingertips.