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700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987
United States

Certificates / Diplomas
Bachelor's Degree
Graduate (Certificates and Degrees)
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota delivers an affordable, personalized education guided by its Lasallian Catholic Heritage. Ranked as Minnesota’s “Best Value'' by U.S. News & World Report in 2022 for Midwest regional universities, Saint Mary’s offers a wide array of programs for students at every stage of their lives, undergraduate to doctorate. Saint Mary’s relevant and reputable programs, real-world experiences, and caring faculty help students achieve their goals.

At the Winona Campus, a vibrant learning and living undergraduate residential community that is located on 450 acres and surrounded by beautiful blufflands, Saint Mary’s offers an array of challenging, career-focused academic programs, including its new B.S. in Nursing and other regionally recognized business and science programs.

At the Twin Cities Campus, the university offers bachelor’s degree completion, master’s and doctoral degrees, and accelerated graduate certificate programs. Saint Mary’s offers flexible course schedules, online courses and programs, diverse learning formats, and multiple start dates throughout the year, creating greater access to a quality education for adult learners.

With its 100+ year history, more than 54,000 alumni, and a long tradition of innovation, Saint Mary’s prepares students to lead with character and integrity, enriching their careers and lives through ethical leadership.
The following information should help you understand the cost of attending college. Keep in mind that most students receive a financial aid package (grants and scholarships) which lowers their out-of-pocket cost. This is reflected on the net price information, if available.
Living On-Campus
Living Off-Campus
Living with Family
The amounts above pertain to first-time full-time undergraduate students and include tuition and fees, housing and meals, transportation, and personal expenses. Use these estimated amounts as a reference for building your annual budget for attending this institution.
Average Net Price $21,606 / year

This is the average annual amount that first-time, full-time undergraduate students pay at this institution after subtracting all grants and scholarships from the cost of attendance.

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Net cost after grants and scholarships by income
$0-$30,000: $14,706
$30,001-$48,000: $13,579
$48,001-$75,000: $15,837
$75,001-$110,000: $20,851
Over $110,000: $25,608

This net price data shows the average amount students have paid, according to their family income, after subtracting all grants and scholarships.

Student/Faculty Ratio
Size of Student Body
Average Class Size
Graduate Students Enrolled
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Breakdown by Race
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic: 10%
Asian: 3%
White: 66%
International Students: 3%
Unknown: 9%
Breakdown by Age
19 and Younger: 33%
20 to 24: 46%
25 to 34: 8%
35 to 44: 7%
45 and Older: 5%
Breakdown by Gender
Men: 43%
Women: 57%
New entering students who are transfers

Graduation Rate for Four-Year Programs
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Completers within 6 years by race
Black or African American: 61%
White: 60%
Unknown: 32%
Completers within 6 years by gender
Men: 56%
Women: 58%
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Retention Rate By Type
Full-time: 79%
Small town/rural
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid awarded to undergraduate students

The following information pertains to first-time full-time undergraduate students.

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Average amount of aid awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates
State/Local grant aid: $4,906
Institutional grant aid: $23,774
Federal grant aid: $2,544
Average amount of grant aid awarded by income (all sources)
$0-$30,000: $33,399
$30,001-$48,000: $32,707
$48,001-$75,000: $30,517
$75,001-$110,000: $28,589
Over $110,000: $24,359
School Scholarships
Required Forms: FAFSA
Title IV (FAFSA) School Code:
Financial Aid Contact

This section shows the median debt graduates incurred to complete their degree at this institution.

Median Cumulative Debt by Degree Type
  • Bachelor's Degree: $23,000
  • Master's Degree: $34,806
  • Doctorate: $61,463
Percent of Graduates With Loans
  • Bachelor's Degree: 70%
  • Master's Degree: 64%
  • Doctorate: 74%

  • Common applications (online)
  • School applications (online)
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Transcripts
  • Application Essay
  • Accepts dual credits
  • Accepts exam-based credits
  • Institution awards credits for military training
Application Timelines

Financial Aid Application Deadline

Strongly encouraged to complete FAFSA

Admissions Contact
The data displayed below comes from the Graduate Employment Outcomes tool and only reports on graduates employed in Minnesota. This section shows employment data for graduate class of 2017, including percent of graduates with full-time employment in the 3rd year after college graduation and the median annual wages by award level, according to the Minnesota unemployment insurance records. Data does not include federal employees, self-employed (e.g. professional freelancers, artists, developers, designers, business owners), military, or individuals who moved out of state for a job. The list below may be incomplete and limited to some majors. Additionally, data has been suppressed when it refers to 10 or less students.Jump to:
Bachelor's Degree
Field of Study Percent Employed Full-time 3 Years Post-Graduation Median Annual Salary of Graduates
Accounting and Related Services 78% $53,531
Business Administration, Management and Operations 79% $66,115
Business, management, marketing, and related support services 76% $62,456
Computer and information sciences and support services 79% $82,343
Criminal Justice and Corrections 70% $76,909
Health and Medical Administrative Services 48% $55,949
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 48% $71,238
Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services 70% $76,909
Human Resources Management and Services 73% $64,969
Information Science/Studies 78% $86,387
Marketing 75% $61,266
Psychology 65% $48,606
Psychology, General 65% $48,606
Graduate (Certificates and Degrees)
Field of Study Percent Employed Full-time 3 Years Post-Graduation Median Annual Salary of Graduates
Accounting and Related Services 83% $77,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations 80% $89,999
Business, management, marketing, and related support services 78% $84,571
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 53% $56,240
Education 31% $77,092
Education, General 17% $69,129
Educational Administration and Supervision 57% $90,746
Educational/Instructional Media Design 25% $80,183
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 67% $64,261
Geography and Cartography 79% $60,122
Health and Medical Administrative Services 79% $74,789
Health professions and related programs 65% $75,437
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 67% $64,261
Human Resources Management and Services 66% $68,132
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 48% $51,463
Psychology 53% $56,240
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 77% $205,825
Social sciences 72% $60,122
Special Education and Teaching 33% $58,424
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 16% $69,762
This profile features institution-wide data. Be aware that some categories may not be showing and that data is suppressed when reporting is for 10 or less students. Most data and terminology is sourced from IPEDS. To learn more about each section, please refer to Data Sources.