- Winthrop President Dan Mahony said the university does not chase rankings but is proud that Winthrop earns consistent recognition of its student-focused higher education experience.
- Ranking eighth among Southern public universities, Winthrop moved into the top 25 of public and private institutions in the region.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop Maintains Its US News Ranking and Moves Up for Veterans' Services" (2017). Winthrop News 2017. 151.