Winthrop University’s 6-year graduation rate, its commitment to undergraduate teaching, assistance to veterans and the social mobility of its graduates contributed to its climb from eighth to sixth place among public universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of “Best Colleges.”
This is the highest ranking ever for the Rock Hill institution. Winthrop also moved from 17th to 13th place among regional universities in the South, according to the rankings released on Sept. 14. U.S. News & World Report has published its “Best Colleges” rankings since 1983.
The rankings can be used as a starting point for families searching for the best educational experience for their student, and the guidebook enables them to compare institutions on such areas as freshman retention, graduation rates and the student-faculty ratios.
Among other third-party endorsements, the Princeton Review in August named Winthrop among the “Best in the Southeast.” The university was one of 142 schools that the company recommends in its online feature “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”
In addition, Winthrop was recently recognized by Washington Monthly as one of 157 institutions to make its “honor roll” for registering students to vote.