Winthrop University

Winthrop University

Winthrop University is a public university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States. It was established as the Winthrop Training School in 1886. It gained university status in 1992. The university was ranked the 8th best Public University in the Southeast by US News and World Report (2006 edition). It offers more than 35 undergraduate and over 20 graduate degrees through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • The College of Arts & Sciences
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education

The student body of Winthrop University is diverse and ethnic. It includes students from over 40 U.S. states and more than 40 countries. The university is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and participates on the Division 1 level. Winthrop's sports teams are known as the Eagles.

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Contacting Winthrop University

Winthrop University
119 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill , SC 29733
General Phone: (803) 323-2211

Winthrop University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching292curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, ...
Business and Management246business management, electronic commerce
Liberal Arts154foreign language and literature, Spanish language, English, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, economics, political science, sociology, history ...
Therapy and Counseling112psychology, school psychology, communication disorders
Art Studies91art studies, arts management
Media79mass communication, public relations
Science68biology, chemistry
Family and Social Work53human nutrition, social work
Drama and Performing Arts40dance, drama
Music18music, conducting
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy and religious studies
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental studies, environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science, computer support
Fine Arts6art history and criticism
Design1design and visual communication

Number of programs and degrees for Winthrop University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree93037
Master's degree26226
Postbaccalaureate certificate03
Award of less than 1 academic year81
Post-master's certificate121

Winthrop University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Winthrop University had a total enrollment of 6,382 students (5,535 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 27%
Women 73%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 27%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 69%
Black 25%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 31%
20-21 26%
22-24 18%
25-29 8%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina87%
North Carolina2%
(International Students)2%
New York1%

Winthrop University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 33 %

Winthrop University Room and Board (2007)

Winthrop University offers campus housing for 2,432 of its 5,535 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Rock Hill, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Winthrop University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470570
SAT Math480570
SAT Writing460560
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT72%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Winthrop University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,060
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,610
Room and board $ 6,320
Room charge $ 4,010
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,120
Books and supplies $ 976
Other expenses $ 2,832

Financial Aid:
Winthrop University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 345600)

Winthrop University Faculty

Winthrop University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year4$65,12210$51,988
Lecturercalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year8$66,78012$59,652

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year43$76,79919$74,301
Associate professoracademic year53$66,38645$64,432
Assistant professoracademic year35$52,60547$55,078
Instructoracademic year5$40,85927$42,664
Lectureracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year136$65,193140$58,093

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Winthrop University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Big South Conference
Baseball Big South Conference
Track Big South Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4073113

Winthrop University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Human Nutrition
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management


Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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