Winthrop University has again racked up several accolades.
For the second time, Money Magazine has named Winthrop in its 2019 list of Best Colleges for Your Money.
“Receiving this third-party endorsement by Money Magazine for two years in a row reinforces Winthrop’s goal of keeping the cost of college within reach for families, a goal that is prioritized in the Winthrop Plan, the university’s strategic plan,” Winthrop President Dan Mahony said in a statement.
Winthrop is ranked 688 out of 744 colleges that met Money Magazine’s standards for affordability, educational quality, and alumni success and earnings, according to the list.
It costs an estimated $29,400 a year to attend Winthrop without financial aid and $18,100 with aid for 2019-’20, according to Money Magazine. About 80% of Winthrop students receive grants.
The average Winthrop student debt is $27,000, according to Money Magazine. Winthrop graduates earn an average of $43,200 early in their career.
Money Magazine screened about 2,000 four-year colleges and universities from across the nation, according to a release from Winthrop. Institutions not included in the list were ones with a below-average graduation rate, financial difficulty or fewer than 500 students.
To rank quality of education, Money Magazine factored items such as six-year graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio, financial difficulties faced by the institution and number of Pell Grant recipients.
Affordability measured the net price of a degree from the institution, affordability for low-income students and average student debt.
The rankings also weigh outcomes, which factors graduates’ earnings, according to Money Magazine.
- Winthrop was named to U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 edition of “Best Colleges.” The school ranked 17th among colleges in the South.
- Washington Monthly earlier this year honored Winthrop’s ability to encourage students to vote. For the second year in a row, Winthrop was among the top 80 schools for student voting in the 2019 Washington Monthly College Rankings.
- The Princeton Review named Winthrop among the “Best in the Southeast” in the “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”