Founded in 1886, Winthrop University is a public, coeducational, comprehensive teaching university that teaches students to live, learn and lead for a lifetime. The university enrolls an achievement-oriented, culturally diverse and socially responsible student body of approximately 6,000 students. The students pursue one of 40 undergraduate or 24 graduate degree programs with more than 100 options and concentrations in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business Administration, the Richard W. Riley College of Education, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. All eligible bachelor's, master's and specialist degrees are nationally accredited -- part of the university's commitment to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation. Approximately half of all students live on the historic campus, only a short walk away from classrooms, the cafeteria, art galleries, Dacus Library and the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center. Campus is located in the dynamic city of Rock Hill, S.C. and within the major metropolitan area of Charlotte, N.C., which provides a contemporary and supportive environment to promote student learning and development.