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09/12/2012

Winthrop Ranked in Top Ten for South's Public Universities in U.S. News

Quick Facts

 This year, Winthrop placed ninth in the rankings among fellow Southern public institutions that grant bachelor and master’s degrees and tied for 25th among public and private universities.
 U.S. News uses a set of up to 16 indicators of excellence, including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.

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President DiGiorgio
ROCK HILL, S.C. – For the 21st time, Winthrop University remained among the South’s top 10 public universities that convey master’s degrees in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s edition of “America’s Best Colleges.”

This year, Winthrop placed ninth in the rankings among fellow Southern public institutions that grant bachelor and master’s degrees and tied for 25th among public and private universities.

U.S. News uses a set of up to 16 indicators of excellence, including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving. Winthrop's ranking can be found here.

The 2013 edition of Best Colleges book will be on newsstands on Sept. 18.

The U.S. News college rankings group schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and are frequently relied upon by students and parents considering higher education opportunities. This prestigious newsmagazine rankings include more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools nationwide.

Winthrop President Anthony DiGiorgio said that third-party accolades are appreciated and reflect the good work of the campus community. “Winthrop has built a solid record over the years with a variety of nationally recognized evaluations, all affirming the quality and value that Winthrop has worked hard to achieve,” said the president.

Winthrop is committed to delivering educational experiences that prepare students to think globally, work in diverse settings, participate in community service and become leaders in their professions and in their communities. The university’s motto, Live. Learn. Lead., conveys essential components of the Winthrop experience and expectations for students.

The university stands out in the region among public universities for its track record with U.S. News and its inclusion in the Princeton Review, which has rated Winthrop among its “Best Southeastern Colleges.” Last year, Winthrop was the only South Carolina institution cited in the recent “Beating the Odds” report in helping students, particularly minority students, most prone to dropping out of college stay on track toward graduation. In the “Beating the Odds” report developed with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Winthrop was singled out for its efforts to improve college completion rates and prepare students for successful careers.

For more information, contact the Office of the President at 803/323-2225.

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