- This year, Winthrop placed ninth in the rankings among fellow Southern public institutions that grant bachelor and master’s degrees and tied for 25th among public and private universities. U.S.
- News uses a set of up to 16 indicators of excellence, including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop Ranked in Top Ten for South's Public Universities in U.S. News" (2012). Winthrop News 2012. 99.