Winthrop University: About Winthrop University

About Winthrop University

Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university offering bachelor's, master's and specialist degrees through both on-campus and online programs.  Our historic and scenic campus is located in Rock Hill, SC, just 20 minutes south of Charlotte, NC. 

SC-Winthrop MapNationally recognized for dedication to excellence in higher education, Winthrop's mission ensures an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement.  Winthrop's rich history and legacy of national caliber academics, championship athletics, and student-centered achievements create a campus community that is known for its diversity, excellence, and family atmosphere.


    Institution Type
    Public, Comprehensive, Co-ed

    701 Oakland Avenue
    Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA

    803/323-2211  |  800/323-???? (toll-free)

    Degree Levels
    Bachelor's, Master's, Specialist 

    Dr. George Hynd (Interim)

    School Colors
    Garnet and Gold

    Athletic Team
    Winthrop Eagles (NCAA Div. I)  

    Big Stuff

    Alma Mater
    "Winthrop Ever Stand"

    Undergraduate - 4,406  | Graduate - 1,170

    Fall 2020

Dedication to Quality

Winthrop is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's and specialist degrees.Institutional Effectiveness
Achievements & Pride Points

My Winthrop Experience

Learn about what it's like to be a part of the Winthrop family through the experiences of current students, alumni, donors, faculty and staff.Read More


As a public university, Winthrop is governed by a Board of Trustees, appointed by South Carolina's governor and other lawmakers.  Daily leadership of the university is overseen by the President and other members of our senior leadership team.Board of Trustees
Office of the President
Leadership Organizational Chart (pdf - 438 KB)

News & Communications

There's always new and exciting things happening within the Winthrop community both on- and off-campus and with our extended family of students, faculty, staff, alumni and other university stakeholders.Newsroom
Winthrop Magazine

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We are a family.

At Winthrop, you aren't just a number.  Our size allows us to offer an exceptional educational experience within a environment where your peers and faculty and staff know you personally and support you in your time here and beyond. 

Last Updated: 5/6/22