Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, MN 55987

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is one of the 34 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Minnesota. Its campus is medium in size and located in the town of Winona. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 300 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 231 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 77%).

Every year 58% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $33,020, and fees were $540. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $33,020 and $540 respectively.


Campus LocaleDistant Town
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 15
Master's degree 25 40

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1934 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/26/2012 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/12/2011 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
10/01/1994 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT960 to 1210
ACT20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $25

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,110/credit
In State Students$1,110/credit
Out of State Students$1,110/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$475/credit
In State Students$475/credit
Out of State Students$475/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $49,950 $49,950 $49,950
ADN 70 $77,700 $77,700 $77,700
BSN 125 $138,750 $138,750 $138,750
FNP 50 $23,750 $23,750 $23,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 31% $4,243
Other Federal Grant 12% $2,518
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $4,970
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $18,587
Federal Student Loans 63% $5,471
Private Loans 17% $10,882


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$14,517
$30,001 to $48,000$13,392
$48,001 to $75,000$20,428
$75,001 to $110,000$20,288
Over $110,000$25,448

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987

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