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Minnesota State College Southeast

Students making use of open study space on our beautiful Red Wing campus.
Whether you are a recent high school grad, a working adult seeking to upgrade your skill sets, or just desire to change careers – you are important to us. Our flexible programming is designed to help you graduate in the high-demand fields that are most needed by local business and industry. We are confident that the time you spend at MSC Southeast will provide you with a lifetime of wonderful memories and serve to enrich your personal life and community.

School Highlights

Minnesota State College Southeast  educates for employment, offering more than 90 programs in eight major fields, including business and office, health and medicine, human services, liberal arts and sciences, musical instrument repair, technology, trades and transportation.

  • Both the Winona and Red Wing campuses offer intimate learning environments where instructors know students by name.
  • Learn from the best. Instructors are experts in their fields and eager to train the next generation.
  • Get your hands dirty. Many courses are taught in fully operational clinics and labs that simulate real-world job settings.
  • You can complete approved general education courses at an affordable price and transfer to other colleges and universities through the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
  • Become a registered nurse through a two-year associate degree program at either the Winona or Red Wing campus.
  • Ninety four percent of the college’s graduates find jobs in their chosen fields. Area employers specifically seek out MSC Southeast graduates
  • Trade and industrial majors include automotive; carpentry; computerized (CNC) precision machining; diesel maintenance technician; industrial technology; truck driving; and welding
  • Technical majors include drafting, electronics, computer programming; cyber information and security and networking.
  • Day, evening and online classes offer flexibility for nontraditional students.

Student Enrollment and Demographics

  • Total number of students served: 2,779
  • Full-time students: 43%
  • Part-time students: 57%
  • Percent female: 61%
  • Percent male: 38%
  • Percent students of color: 14%

Largest Programs

Nursing, accounting, guitar repair, band instrument repair, truck driving

Unique Programs

Musical instrument repair and construction which includes: guitar building and repair, band instrument repair and violin repair. Massage therapy, biomedical equipment technology, diesel maintenance technician and cyber information and security.


The college has no on-campus housing, but numerous rental units are available. Privately owned dorm-style housing is available close to the campuses.


• Bus
Campuses are located on a city bus route.


• Off Street


Admission requirements

Minnesota State College Southeast  has an open admissions policy. This means:

  • You can enroll if you have a high school diploma or a GED. Even without those, you may be admitted if you demonstrate potential for success in college.
  • You don’t have to take a standardized test to be admitted, and your high school grades and class rank are not considered.
  • After you are admitted, you will take a placement test. That will tell you if you need to take remedial or developmental courses, which will not count toward a degree, before you can take college-level courses. Many students need just one developmental course, often in math or English. If you have taken these subjects every year in high school, you are more likely to do well on the placement test.

You can complete your studies in less time and for less total cost if you come well prepared for college-level work, especially by taking math, English, science and social studies classes every year in high school. Also, some programs of study require more math and science, so your high school preparation makes a difference.

Apply early in 12th grade. That increases your chances of being admitted to the specific program you want when you enter college. Some programs are more popular than others and fill early.

Apply online

Using the e-application, you may apply to Minnesota State College Southeast and other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.


Education for Employment
Our vision statement - serving individual and regional needs for lifelong learning and career development - reflects our rich history of providing excellence in technical training and the liberal arts.

Program Title Award
Accounting AAS
Accounting DIP
Accounting Assistant DIP
Accounting Transfer Pathway AS
Accounting and Networking Specialist AAS
Administrative Assistant AAS
Advanced Esthetician CERT
Aircraft Structures CERT
Auto Body Collision Technology AAS
Auto Body Collision Technology DIP
Auto Body Refinishing CERT
Auto Body Sheet Metal Repair and Replacement CERT
Automation Electronics CERT
Automotive Technology Foundations CERT
Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Technology DIP
Band Instrument Repair AAS
Band Instrument Repair DIP
Basic Drafting Technologies CERT
Bicycle Design and Fabrication AAS
Biomedical Equipment Technology AAS
Biomedical Equipment Technology CERT
Bookkeeper CERT
Business Management AAS
Business Software CERT
Business Systems CERT
Business Transfer Pathway AS
CNC Machine Tool DIP
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting Technologies AAS
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting Technologies DIP
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Technologies CERT
Computer Engineering Technology AAS
Construction Technology AAS
Construction Technology DIP
Cosmetology AAS
Cosmetology DIP
Cosmetology-Wisconsin AAS
Cosmetology-Wisconsin DIP
Creative Writing CERT
Criminal Justice AS
Customer Service Representative DIP
Customer Service Specialist AAS
Cyber and Information Security AAS
Diesel Maintenance DIP
Early Childhood Development DIP
Early Childhood Development CERT
Early Childhood Education AS
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education AAS
Electric Guitar Building CERT
Electrical Engineering Technology AAS
Electronics Lab Assistant CERT
Electronics Technology AAS
Electronics Technology DIP
Estheology - Wisconsin CERT
Esthiology CERT
Exercise Science Transfer Pathway AS
Farm Maintenance CERT
Geriatric Health and Wellness Promotion CERT
Guitar Development and Production DIP
Guitar Repair and Building DIP
Health Sciences Broad Field AS
Health Unit Coordinator CERT
Healthcare Documentation Specialist CERT
History Transfer Pathway AA
Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care CERT
Hospitality Management AAS
IT Support AAS
IT Support DIP
Individualized Studies AS
Industrial Technology AAS
Industrial Technology DIP
Industrial Technology Welding Specialist CERT
Integrative Medicine and Healing CERT
Introduction to Health Care Careers CERT
Leadership and Supervision CERT
Liberal Arts and Sciences AA
Machining Basics CERT
Machining Right Skills Now CERT
Manufacturing Engineering Technology AAS
Massage Therapist AAS
Massage Therapist DIP
Massage Therapist CERT
Medical Administrative Assistant AAS
Medical Administrative Specialist DIP
Medical Assistant DIP
Medical Laboratory Technician AAS
Nail Care Technology CERT
Nail Care Technology - Wisconsin CERT
Network Administration and Technology AAS
Network Administration and Technology DIP
Network Administration and Technology - Microsoft CERT
Nursing AS
Nutrition Health Associate AAS
Office Assistant CERT
Office Specialist DIP
Phlebotomy CERT
Practical Nursing DIP
Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway AS
Precision Machining DIP
Project Management CERT
Prototype Engineering CERT
Psychology Transfer Pathway AA
Quality Improvement CERT
Radiography AAS
Retail Management AAS
Retail Merchandising Sales Associate DIP
Sales Management AAS
Sales Representative DIP
Software & Web Development AAS
Software & Web Development CERT
Sustainable Food and Farming AS
Transportation Management AAS
Truck Driving CERT
Undercar Specialist CERT
Violin Repair DIP
Welding Technology DIP
Welding Technology CERT

The following degrees are available from Minnesota State College Southeast

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Certificate
  • Diploma

Program emphases

Business & Management, Health & Medicine, Human Services, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Musical Instrument Repair, Technology, Trades and Transportation

Tuition & finance

Tuition and Fees $5,609.00
FAFSA Code:002393

How to apply for financial aid
Your key to receiving financial aid to help pay your college costs is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form. Many students don’t realize they could qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans, so be sure to find out by filling out the form.

Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of your senior year. Find the form online at or pick up the form at your school counselor’s office. For help with completing the form, go to your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.

The FAFSA determines your eligibility for one or more of the following types of financial aid:

Scholarships are a great source of aid, and you do not need to pay them back. Many scholarships are available for students with special interests and backgrounds. Talk to your guidance counselor about what kind of scholarships you can get.

You may be eligible to receive federal and state grants of $300 to more than $7,000 per year. You do not need to pay these back.

Work study
Work study programs give you the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible, allowing you to work around your classes and personal schedules.

Student loans
You also may be eligible for student loans, which must be paid back. Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans.

Other ways to save

Reduced out-of-state tuition
Students from other states don’t always have to pay higher tuition if they want to attend the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. If you live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba, Canada, you’re eligible for tuition rates similar to those paid by Minnesota residents. And 26 of the state colleges and universities allow students from other states to pay the lower in-state rates, so ask a college or university about its tuition charges.

Tax credits
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. These may apply to you or your family, depending on your financial circumstances.

Veterans are welcomed at the state colleges and universities. If you’ve served in the armed forces, you might be eligible for help with paying for college. Stop by one of the on-campus veterans centers for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the new Minnesota GI Bill. Or go to

Campus Life

On-campus clubs and organizations offer social and learning opportunities.  Both the Red Wing and Winona campuses offer a great environment to live, grow, and learn. On-campus clubs and student-organized events are a great way to get to know students just like you. 

Campus clubs:

  • Alpha Delta Nu (Nursing Honor Society)
  • Delta Epsilon Chi (Collegiate DECA)
  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
  • Student Music Association
  • Student Senate
  • Program Specific clubs:
  • Cosmetology Club
  • Med Lab Tech Club
  • Student Nursing Association
  • Radiography Club

Annual events and activities

  • Picnics
  • Holiday parties
  • Contests and fun-spirited competitions
  • Cultural celebrations
  • Relaxed musical performances on campus
  • Annual variety showcase
  • Spring Fling
  • Bookstore
  • Career Services
  • Disability Services
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism Center
  • Emergency Contact System
  • Financial Aid
  • Food Service/Dining Services
  • Scholarship Foundation
  • Security
  • Student Advising
  • Student Employment Services
  • Technology Center
  • Tutoring/Writing Services
  • Veterans Services
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Career and professional
  • Delta Epsilon Chi-Winona Campus
  • SkillsUSA
  • Student Music Assoc-Red Wing Campus
Student government
  • Student Senate
Minnesota State College Southeast
Minnesota State College Southeast
1250 Homer Road
Winona, MN 55987
Toll-Free: (877) 853-8324
Local: (877) 853-8324
TTY: (507) 453-2785