- Winthrop maintained its eighth place ranking as one of the South's top 10 public universities that convey bachelor's and master's degrees in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report's edition of "America's Best Colleges".
- The institution placed 25th among Southern public and private universities.
- This marks the 23nd year that the magazine has included Winthrop in its list of top tier institutions in the South.
Winthrop University, "U.S News Includes Winthrop as Top 10 Southern Public University" (2014). Winthrop News 2014. 162.