Winthrop University

Winthrop University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Winthrop University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Winthrop University was awarded 69 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Winthrop is ranked #1,292 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Winthrop is also ranked #12 out of 50 schools in South Carolina.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Winthrop?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Winthrop University is 73%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Winthrop is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to Winthrop submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 620. Math scores were between 480 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Winthrop University  ( 500 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Winthrop University  ( 480 to 580 )
Winthrop received ACT scores from 72% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Winthrop University  ( 19 to 25 )

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Winthrop University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Winthrop University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Winthrop University is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Winthrop University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Winthrop University is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Winthrop this rate is 36%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  36 out of 100

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Winthrop University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,764 undergraduates at Winthrop with 4,236 being full-time and 528 being part-time.

How Much Does Winthrop University Cost?

The overall average net price of Winthrop is $19,047. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Winthrop

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,682 $17,267 $19,575 $21,436 $22,255

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Winthrop, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Winthrop, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $7,511 a year. That adds up to $30,044 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Winthrop is 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Winthrop Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Winthrop make about $35,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 10% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Winthrop University make the most money.

Location of Winthrop University

Winthrop University is a public institution situated in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Winthrop are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 701 Oakland Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29733
Phone: 803-323-2211

Winthrop University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Winthrop University. Of these students, 1,003 received undergraduate degrees and 279 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 192 $37,300
General Biology 91 $23,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 80 $32,400
Health & Physical Education 80 $27,400
General Psychology 66 $22,800
Social Work 44 $30,800
General English Literature 37 $21,300
Fine & Studio Arts 36 $20,400
Drama & Theater Arts 29 $17,300
Sociology 28 $25,400

Learn more about the majors offered at Winthrop University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Winthrop

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 2,397 students took at least one online class at Winthrop University. This is an increase from the 2,152 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,397 353
2017-2018 2,152 159
2016-2017 1,982 74
2015-2016 1,784 60
2013-2014 1,158 23

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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