The study also concluded that WSU generates approximately $17,000,000 in tax revenues for state and local government.
The study further estimated the value of the increase in productivity that the 1,669 associate, bachelor's, master's, post-master's, and doctorate degrees awarded by WSU in 2011 will yield throughout the careers of the graduates.
Assuming a 40-year work life, the education received by these graduates will yield additional state income of $301,200,000.
The study was conducted by Wilder Research, a nationally recognized source of data used by state and local planners, policy makers and service providers.
WSU President Scott Olson said "This study helps us understand the depth and breadth of Winona State's contributions to the regional and state economies.. "WSU's operations and the economic activity generated by its faculty, staff, and students touch virtually every corner of our regional economy, and support local business and industry."