Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university that is ranked 6th by U.S. News & World Report among Southern public universities and in the top 15 of public and private institutions in the region. Through an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement, Winthrop will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and values that will enrich your life and prepare you for all the future holds.
Founded in 1886, Winthrop offers bachelor's and master's degrees through both on-campus and online programs. Our historic and scenic campus is located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, just 20 minutes south of Charlotte. Our traditions of national caliber academics, championship athletics, and student-centered achievements create a campus community that is known for its diversity, excellence, and family atmosphere.
Winthrop Athletics' mission, values and vision, including the D.R.I.V.E. acronym to represent the department's values:
We will DRIVE our organization to the future.
Diversity – We will be leaders in diversity.
Results – We will focus on obtaining measurable results.
Integrity – We will do the right thing always.
Visi...on – We will create the future.
Excellence – We will maintain the impossible pursuit of perfection.
Winthrop is a proud member of the Big South Conference, sponsoring 16 NCAA Division I sports.