Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a private, coeducational, Lasallian Catholic comprehensive learning institution with an undergraduate campus located at Winona, Minnesota and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs (SGGP) at facilities in Winona, the Twin Cities, Rochester, Apple Valley, Minnesota and various sites around Wisconsin as well as in Nairobi, Kenya.

Founded in 1912 as a men’s college, Saint Mary’s College was operated by the Winona Diocese. It became a four-year liberal arts college in 1925 and by 1933 was taken over by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic religious order with the main mission of teaching. Saint Mary’s College became a coeducational university in 1969.

Today, the university is recognized for the quality of education it provides. Its undergraduate program at Winona campus integrates traditional liberal arts and sciences with career preparation. Its Bachelor’s degree program offers 60 majors.

Its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs (SGPP), one of the largest graduate schools in Minnesota, is divided into the Graduate School of Business & Technology, the Graduate School of Education, the Graduate School of Health & Human Services, and the School of Professional Programs.

Cost of attendance for academic year 2010-2011 is US$33,030 for fulltime students with a load of 12 to 18 credits per semester. This total cost can be broken down into full-year tuition of US$25,600; typical room charge of US$3,880; typical board cost of US$3,060; activity fee of US$170; and technology fee of US$320. Additional fees can be charged whenever applicable or when a more expensive room or meal plan is desired. To help students pay for their cost of attendance, financial aid in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work-study arrangements is extended by the university.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.