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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,090 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
4,940 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
81.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
558 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Winthrop University is $14,510, which is $7,519 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $28,090, which is 193% of the cost for in-state students, and is $9,714 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,702.

In 2016, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Winthrop University received 4,940 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.31% annual growth. Out of those 4,940 applicants, 3,384 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.5% acceptance rate.

There were 6,109 students enrolled at Winthrop University in 2016, and 40% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Winthrop University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Winthrop University has a total enrollment of 6,109 students. The full-time enrollment at Winthrop University is 5,005 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,104. This means that 81.9% of students enrolled at Winthrop University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Winthrop University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60% White, 28.1% Black or African American, 4.63% Hispanic or Latino, 3.08% Two or More Races, 1.16% Asian, 0.34% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Winthrop University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (16.1%) and White Male (13.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (3.31%), followed by Black or African American Female (1.36%) and White Male (1.15%).

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In 2016, 506 more women than men graduated from Winthrop University. The majority of students graduating from Winthrop University are White. These 839 graduates mean that there were 2.66 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 315 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Winthrop University is General Business Administration & Management with 189 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 95 graduates and General Biological Sciences with 64 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Winthrop University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Parks, Recreation, & Leisure, with 72 graduates, followed by Human Sciences with 53 graduates and History with 31 graduates.


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Winthrop University has an endowment valued at nearly $41.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $177,012 (0.42%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Winthrop University had a total expenditure of $120M. Of that $120M, they spent $57.3M on salaries and $18.8M on benefits.

Winthrop University employs 90 Associate professors, 89 Professors, and 76 Assistant professors. Most academics at Winthrop University are Male Professors (57), Female Associate professors (52), and Female Assistant professors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Winthrop University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 116 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 116 employees, and Service with 106 employees.



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