- In the 2014 edition, Winthrop rose from ninth to tie for eighth place among Southern public institutions in its category and tied once again for 25th among public and private universities.
- Winthrop President Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock said that U.S. News and other notable third-party rankings reflect that Winthrop has worked hard to achieve and maintain quality in its programs over the years.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop Listed In U.S. News Among Top 10 Southern Public Universities" (2013). Winthrop News 2013. 177.