Winthrop University: Academic Affairs

Adrienne McCormick

Division of Academic Affairs

Welcome from the Provost

Winthrop University students learn to be critical thinkers, informed citizens, and collaborative problem-solvers prepared for the diverse environments in which they live, work, and create.  To support this learning, the Division of Academic Affairs provides a distinctive general education core, recognized by the Foundation for Critical Thinking; over 40 constantly-- evolving undergraduate degree programs; 40 graduate programs and certificates; and an array of co-curricular experiences that prepare culturally competent graduates to thrive in the communities and career paths of tomorrow.  Our learning eco-system comprises the Dacus Library, the Graduate School, and the following five colleges:

The multi- and (inter)disciplinary colleges provide national-caliber, accredited degree programs, while University College serves all Winthrop students.  We implement a high-impact student services model and embrace inclusive excellence.  Our results are evident in higher graduation rates for all; recognition by Education Trust for ensuring black student success; Purple Heart University designation; growth of programs serving adults in our community; and Think College, a unique program for students with disabilities.  At Winthrop, we raise the bar on what it means to be a student-ready campus! 

As a public, comprehensive university with the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement, we partner with numerous entities--from near neighbors in the growing city of Rock Hill, South Carolina to the Winthrop School in Rocha, Nicaragua--so that our graduates leave Winthrop future-ready, and the communities we serve thrive as much as our students do.  Join us on our exciting path forward!

Dr. Adrienne McCormick

Last Updated: 7/19/21