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About WSU-Rochester

100 Years of Community

2017 brought WSU-Rochester’s Centennial Celebration. In 1917, WSU offered its first classes in Rochester – courses designed for teachers over the summer break. From there, we began adding nursing classes and continued to grow decade after decade.

Today, we offer a wider variety of programming for both transfer and graduate students. Whether it’s business, computer science, education, nursing, social work, or individualized studies – we are proud to continue serving the southeast region of Minnesota with distinction. We endeavor to provide students with individual paths to continue their education and make an impact in the community around them, just as our alumni have been for the past 100 years.

Through offering upper level transfer course programs to complete your bachelor's degree, as well as a number of graduate programs, we aim to tailor the educational experience to each individual student's career goals.

The ever-expanding city of Rochester provides WSU-Rochester with opportunities like no other. Our high-caliber programs mirror the city’s strong industries, and with that correlation, students benefit from specialized, hands-on learning experiences through a multitude of community partnerships. When you graduate from WSU-Rochester, you will be fully prepared to continue on your successful career path.

To learn more, please contact us at 507.285.7100 or We look forward to connecting with you to begin your journey at WSU-Rochester.