ROCK HILL — Winthrop University continues to rank among the Souths top 10 public universities that convey bachelors and masters degrees in the 2014 U.S. News & World Reports edition of Americas Best Colleges.
This marks the 22nd year that the magazine has included Winthrop in its list of top tier institutions.
In the 2014 edition, Winthrop rose from ninth to tied for eighth place among Southern public institutions in its category and tied once again for 25th among public and private universities.
U.S. News uses a set of up to 16 indicators of excellence, including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving. This years rankings reflect changes to the methodology to increase the weight of output measures that signal how well a school educates its students.
The rankings from the 2014 edition of Americas Best Colleges will be released on Sept. 10.