Why Choose Minnesota State College Southeast?

Maybe it's our unique programs, highly qualified instructors, or the beautiful bluff country of southeastern Minnesota along the Mississippi River. Students choose an education at MSC Southeast in Red Wing and Winona for many reasons. Here are just a few:

Skills IconSkills for Success

Whatever your goals may be, you can begin at MSC Southeast by gaining lifetime skills for success. Many students choose the college to launch a career in a technical or trade field. We offer certificate, diploma, and degree programs that can be completed in 2 years or less. Others begin the pathway to a 4-year bachelor's degree at MSC Southeast. The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Package allows students to transfer approved general education courses to other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities System.

Affordable IconAffordable

Minnesota State College Southeast is a public, non-profit college. As a member of Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, we strive to deliver the highest-quality, most affordable higher education option. Check our Tuition and Fees page for the most current information. In addition to low cost tuition, 73% of our students qualify for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. Plus, we offer in-state tuition for all of our programs!


Small Class Size IconSmall Class Size

Many colleges claim small classes, but MSC Southeast delivers! In 2015, our average faculty-to-student ratio was 15:1. Smaller classes mean an environment where your learning experience is enhanced. Your instructors will get to know you by name and give you the attention you need to succeed in class.

Personal Attention IconPersonal Attention

From the front desk to the bookstore to student services, you'll be welcomed as a valued member of the college community. At MSC Southeast, we will meet you where you are and help you get where you want to go. Just ask our president! "Students are the most important people on campus. We are here to support them and help them achieve their goals." - Dr. Dorothy Duran, President, Minnesota State College Southeast