- This year, Winthrop placed seventh in the rankings among fellow Southern public institutions that grant bachelor and master’s degrees and tied for 21st among public and private universities.
- This is the 20th time the Rock Hill campus has received a mention in the prestigious newsmagazine, whose rankings include more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools nationwide.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop Climbs in U.S. News Rankings for Southern Public Universities" (2011). Winthrop News 2011. 145.