Undergraduate Outcomes

Rollins Results

At Rollins College, preparing our graduates for personal and professional success is at the heart of everything we do. Here, in small, discussion-based classes, students are mentored and challenged by expert faculty every day, helping them unlock their unique potential to make the world brighter, smarter, and more enterprising. Our graduates emerge as global citizens and responsible leaders empowered to lead meaningful lives and forge productive careers.

A Liberal Education That Works

A recent national survey of business and nonprofit leaders revealed that an overwhelming majority of today’s employers demand exactly the kind of skills and expertise Rollins students develop through our interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum.

74% of business and nonprofit leaders say they would recommend a 21st century liberal education to a young person they know in order to prepare for long-term professional success in today’s global economy.

93% of employers agree that a candidates’ demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major.

80% of employers agree that all students should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences.

95% of those surveyed also say it is important that those they hire demonstrate ethical judgment and integrity; intercultural skills; and the capacity for continued new learning.

Source: It Takes More than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities

My Rollins Experience

How does Rollins prepare students to lead meaningful lives and forge productive careers? Ask some of our recent graduates.

Shree Raj Shrestha ’17

Software Development Engineer, Amazon

Read Shree's Story ⟶

Avani Mooljee ’16

Education Volunteer, Peace Corps

Read Avani's Story ⟶

Deanna Lowe ’17

Account Executive, Edelman

Read Deanna's Story ⟶

Phillip Denizard ’16

Assistant Buyer, Gucci

Read Phillip's Story ⟶

Grace Soto ’17

Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin

Read Grace's Story ⟶

Alexis Satterwhite ’16

Project Liaison, Florida Hospital Innovation Lab

Read Alexis' Story ⟶

Making Good on Our Mission

At Rollins, our mission is to educate students for global citizenship and responsible leadership, empowering graduates to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers. A 2018 survey of graduating Rollins seniors reveals how well we’re delivering on our promise.

95% say their Rollins education was helpful or very helpful in preparing them to be a global citizen.

97% say their Rollins education was helpful or very helpful in preparing them to be a responsible leader.

95% say their Rollins education was helpful or very helpful in preparing them to pursue a meaningful life.

91% say their Rollins education was helpful or very helpful in preparing them to pursue a productive career.

The survey had a 79% response rate. Respondents who had not yet formed an opinion are not included in results.

Immediate Impact

A Rollins education puts our graduates on a path to long-term success. After all, more than one third of Fortune 1000 CEOs own a liberal arts degree. While our graduates enjoy long-run leadership, Tars also experience success right out of the gate. To see how Tars are faring after graduation, Rollins’ Center for Career & Life Planning reached out to the Class of 2015 to determine their first post-Rollins destination.

75% of graduates engaged in the workforce, grad school, or volunteer service 12 months after graduation

81% of graduates engaged in the workforce, grad school, or volunteer service 18 months after graduation

88% of graduates who participated in internships who are engaged in the workforce, grad school, or volunteer service 18 months after graduation.

The survey had an 87% response rate.

Where Our Grads Go

Rollins’ innovative liberal education equips students with the expertise to succeed as the world evolves. As a result, our graduates’ prospects are as limitless as their ambition.

The World’s Top Companies

Our grads are helping make tomorrow happen at some of the world’s most prominent organizations.

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Bank of America
  • Coca-Cola
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Oracle
  • Verizon
  • Walt Disney Co.

The World’s Best Graduate Schools

Our grads are pursuing advanced degrees at some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University School of Law
  • Harvard Law School
  • New York University
  • Crummer Graduate School of Business -  Rollins College
  • University of Cambridge
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yale Law School

Orlando = Opportunity

Rollins graduates are prepared to lead anywhere in the world, but thanks to Orlando’s status as one of the nation’s best cities for college grads, they don’t have far to look for opportunity.

#1 in U.S. for job growth, 2015

— U.S. Department of Labor

Top 10 internship listings per capita

— WalletHub

Top 25 cities for new college grads to live, work, and play

— SmartAsset

Top 10 American City of the Future

— fDi Magazine

Notable Alumni

From artists to executives and athletes to entrepreneurs, our alumni have made a powerful on communities around the world for generations.

Donald J. Cram ’41 ’88H

Donald J. Cram ’41 ’88H

Nobel Prize-winning chemist

Muriel Fox ’48

Muriel Fox ’48

Co-founder, National Organization for Women

Fred M. Rogers ’51 ’74

Fred M. Rogers ’51 ’74

Creator and host, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Janis Hirsch ’72

Janis Hirsch ’72

Executive producer and writer

Allan R. Weiss ’81MBA

Allan R. Weiss ’81MBA

Retired President of Worldwide Operations for Walt Disney Company Parks & Resorts, Walt Disney Company

Rodney C. Adkins ’81

Rodney C. Adkins ’81

Retired Senior Vice President, IBM Systems and Technology Group

Professional Preparation

From internships and interviewing to job fairs and career development courses, Rollins’ Center for Career & Life Planning provides Tars with everything they need for post-graduate success.


1,100 Average number of internships posted to career services portal each year


3,600 Average number of jobs posted to career services portal each year


50 Average number of employers at annual on-campus Career Fair

Alumni Stories

Find out how these Rollins grads are putting their education to work in the world.

Thane Maynard ’76

Thane Maynard ’76

Executive Director, Cincinnati Zoo

Read Thane's Story ⟶
Steve O’Donnell ’91

Steve O’Donnell ’91

Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer, NASCAR

Read Steve's Story ⟶
Dorcas Gilmore ’00

Dorcas Gilmore ’00

Practitioner in residence, Washington College of Law, American University

Read Dorcas' Story ⟶
Charlie Freeman ’96

Charlie Freeman ’96

Chief Operating Officer, Orlando Magic

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Kori Rae ’85

Kori Rae ’85

Producer, Pixar

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Christopher Fitzgerald ’95

Christopher Fitzgerald ’95

Tony Award-nominated Broadway actor

Read Christopher's Story ⟶