Rollins MBA Touts 90% Graduation Rate At 2010 CommencementMay 3, 2010—The Rollins MBA announced today that commencement ceremonies for the 2010 graduating class took place on May 1, 2010 at the Warden Arena at the Harold & Ted Alfond Sports Complex. The commencement honored graduates of the school’s Early Advantage MBA, Professional MBA and Corporate MBA programs.
Approximately 90 percent of the Rollins MBA class graduated on May 1st: Ninety-six percent of students enrolled in the Early Advantage MBA; 88 percent of students enrolled in the Professional MBA; and 80 percent of students enrolled in the Corporate MBA. The school attributes its graduation success to its team-structured learning environment, which creates student groups and cohorts that create a supporting learning environment and powerful, life-long connections.
“The Rollins MBA class of 2010 was once again well ahead of the national average in terms of the percentage of our students that will graduate from our program,” said Craig McAllaster, dean of the Rollins MBA. “Typically, most full-time programs graduate around 90 percent of students and evening programs average a 50 percent graduation rate.”
This year’s commencement address was given by John D. Race. Mr. Race is principal and portfolio manager of DePrince, Race & Zollo, Inc., an investment advisory firm with approximately $5.5 billion of assets under management. Prior to forming DePrince, Race & Zollo, Inc., Mr. Race was the president of SunBank Capital Management. Mr. Race received his undergraduate degree from Rollins College and an MBA from the Rollins MBA. During his speech, Mr. Race advised graduates to pursue a career that they feel passionate about.