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rock hill rocksRock Hill, South Carolina, has been the location of Winthrop University since 1893, when the community competed to become the new home of what was then the all-female Winthrop College – and Rock Hill won the prize.

Today, Rock Hill is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, and Winthrop University is a co-educational, public comprehensive institution that has earned national recognition for its quality and value.

wu basketballAmerica’s “new normal” economy challenges communities to think creatively and plan proactively, with an eye toward using their existing strengths to attract investment, create sustainable jobs and enhance quality of life. The College Town Action Plan Initiative -- jointly funded by the City of Rock Hill, Winthrop University, and the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation – is our community’s latest answer to that challenge.