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 Map

Nationally recognized for dedication to excellence in higher education, Winthrop offers an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement.  Our traditions of national caliber academics, championship athletics, and student-centered achievements create a campus community that is known for its diversity, excellence, and family atmosphere. 

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Who We Are

At Winthrop University, our students are the heart of everything we do, and we are committed to helping our students succeed and thrive in their lives on campus and beyond.
Winthrop at a Glance
Our Mission
The Winthrop Plan

History & Traditions

Founded in 1886, Winthrop University has a rich history of dedication to excellence in higher education and upholding traditions that connect our present to our past.
Louise Pettus Archives & Special Collections


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

Winthrop has been recognized on locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally for the caliber of educational experience that our students experience.  
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Majors & Programs

With more than 40 undergraduate degree programs and more than 22 graduate and certificate programs, we have a program for almost any passion or career goal.  
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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.
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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

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.
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.