WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota provides students with quality education that’s affordable through a variety of in-person and fully online programs in the sciences, health care, business, technology, education, arts, and more. Our students and alumni repeatedly rave about how a Saint Mary’s education is affordable and transformational, yet each year Saint Mary’s is also ranked favorably in various college and university ratings.

Most recently, Forbes again included Saint Mary’s in its “America’s Top Colleges” list. The 10th annual Forbes ranking, released this week, includes Saint Mary’s in the top 100 among colleges in the Midwest and in the top 650 among all higher educational institutions in the nation. Saint Mary’s was among a mere 19 Minnesota institutions named to the national list.

Based on academic excellence and student satisfaction, the full Forbes ranking for 2017 can be accessed at

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of leadership and service. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom—whether in person or online—a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,800 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, based in Minneapolis but extending worldwide. Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, certificate, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Learn more at

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