Rollins Recognized as a Best Value School

February 25, 2020

By Elsa Wenzel

Rollins students walking toward their commencement ceremony.
Photo by Scott Cook.

Rollins has been named a Best Value School for its academic quality, accreditation, student satisfaction, and graduation rate.

Rollins College has been named a Best Value School by University Research & Review Board, a prestigious group of former university presidents, CEOs, provosts, and professors dedicated to improving the process of how students select a college.

Rollins was selected for the designation from almost 8,000 U.S.-based postsecondary schools serving between 500 and 60,000 students for its combination of cost, financial aid, quality of academic programs, graduation rate, student debt load, and student satisfaction.

“At Rollins, we’re committed to providing the richest liberal arts education possible through our intimate, personalized learning environment, unique mentorship model, and focus on experiential learning,” says President Grant Cornwell. “We’re honored to be recognized as a Best Value School and as an institution that’s preparing the next generation of leaders to tackle the most pressing issues of our time.”

Rollins is among only six schools listed as a Best Value School for English and among 19 institutions recognized for social sciences. The Best Value awards also call out Rollins’ programs in business management and psychology.

The results of the ninth annual non-ranked list are determined by University Research & Review Board in part through reviewing a school’s academic options and interviewing students, then evaluating that information alongside the financial outcomes for graduates. The Best Value effort considers anecdotal online reviews as well as government data sources, including from the Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Rollins will retain the Best Value School designation for one year. Award recipients must requalify every year.

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