Minnesota State College Southeast
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%
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.
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.
The following degrees are available from Minnesota State College Southeast
- Associate of Applied Science
- Associate of Arts
- Associate of Science
Tuition & finance
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 www.fafsa.ed.gov 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 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.
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.
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 www.mymilitaryeducation.org.
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.
- 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
- Holiday parties
- Contests and fun-spirited competitions
- Cultural celebrations
- Relaxed musical performances on campus
- Annual variety showcase
- Career Services
- Disability Services
- Diversity and Multiculturalism Center
- Emergency Contact System
- Financial Aid
- Food Service/Dining Services
- Scholarship Foundation
- Student Advising
- Student Employment Services
- Technology Center
- Tutoring/Writing Services
- Veterans Services
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
- Delta Epsilon Chi-Winona Campus
- Student Music Assoc-Red Wing Campus
- Student Senate
1250 Homer Road
Winona, MN 55987
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