ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University retained its place on the South’s top 10 public universities that convey bachelor’s and master’s degrees, according to the 2007 U.S. News & World Report’s latest issue of "America’s Best Colleges."
This year, Winthrop ranked in eighth place among its peer institutions. U.S. News ranks schools based on their academic reputation by their peers, graduation and retention rates, class size, student/faculty ratio, percentage of full-time faculty, student selectivity and alumni giving. Winthrop continued to offer a slightly smaller faculty/student ratio, slightly smaller classes and a higher percentage of freshmen in the top of their class.
This is the 15th time the Rock Hill campus has received a mention in the prestigious newsmagazine.
U.S. News will release the annual listing of more than 1,400 schools across the country on its Web site on Friday, Aug. 18. The America’s Best Colleges newsstand book and the weekly edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine will both go on sale Monday, Aug. 21.
"Our continued high rankings are a testament to the hard work of all of the entire Winthrop team. A variety of third parties join in similar accolades for Winthrop after their own independent reviews, and that’s an overall good affirmation for all that goes on here," said Winthrop President Anthony DiGiorgio.
As a first class institution in South Carolina, Winthrop stands out for its inclusion in several magazines in their annual college rankings. Princeton Review recently rated Winthrop among its "Best Value Colleges," while the university also has appeared in Barron’s Best Buys and Consumers Digest for its value.
U.S. News Top 10 Public Universities (Master’s) – South
- James Madison University (VA)
- University of Mary Washington (VA)
- The Citadel (SC)
- College of Charleston (SC)
- Appalachian State University (NC)
- Murray State University (KY)
- University of North Carolina-Wilmington
- Winthrop University (SC)
- Mississippi University for Women
University of North Carolina Charlotte
- Longwood University
Tennessee Technological University