Rollins Results

Rollins grads are uniquely prepared to pursue their purpose, forge productive careers, and make a meaningful impact.

Equipped with in-demand skills, real-world experience, and lifelong relationships, our graduates emerge from Rollins Gateway as global citizens and responsible leaders empowered to meet the 21st century’s greatest challenges. Start picturing your brighter tomorrow by exploring the purpose-driven lives and productive careers of the Tars who have gone before you.

Immediate Impact & Long-Term Leadership

A Rollins education puts our graduates on a path to long-term success. More than one third of Fortune 1000 CEOs own a liberal arts degree, and a recent Georgetown University study found that the return on investment for an education at a liberal arts college was more than $900,000 40 years after enrollment—more than 25 percent higher than the median gain at all colleges. While our graduates enjoy long-run leadership, Tars also experience success right out of the gate. Rollins’ Center for Career & Life Planning reached out to the Class of 2022 to see how Tars are faring a year after graduation.


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

The survey had a 38 percent response rate.

My Rollins Gateway

How does Rollins prepare students to lead meaningful lives and forge productive careers? Explore some of our recent graduates’ pathways to personal and professional success.

Katie Pearce ’19

My Rollins Gateway: Opening Doors

From becoming a published author to earning a Fulbright scholarship, Katherine Pearce ’19 embraced every opportunity at Rollins to grow as a writer, a thinker, a scholar, and a person.

My Rollins Gateway: From Mentee to Master

Francisco Wang ’22 grabbed every opportunity at Rollins to excel—from exploring a cornucopia of subjects to forging relationships that will last a lifetime.

My Rollins Gateway: A Study in Contrasts

From discovering the origins of centuries-old paint samples to curating exhibitions at the Rollins Museum of Art, the College provided Isaac Gorres ’21 the freedom to combine interests in art and science.

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 2021 survey of graduating Rollins seniors reveals how well we’re delivering on our promise.


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


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


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


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

The survey had a 86% response rate. Respondents who had not yet formed an opinion are not included in results.

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.

  • liberal arts education jobs at Amazon
  • liberal arts jobs at Apple
  • jobs at Bank of America
  • careers at Coca-Cola
  • liberal arts grads get jobs at Google
  • careers at IBM
  • careers at Oracle
  • careers at Verizon
  • careers at 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 grad school
  • Duke University grad school
  • Georgetown University School of Law - grad school
  • Harvard Law School - grad school
  • New York University grad school
  • Crummer Graduate School of Business -  Rollins College
  • University of Cambridge graduate school
  • Vanderbilt University grad school
  • 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.

Psychology school alumn working for Advent Health and their Health Innovation Lab.

No. 2 Best City to Start a Career

— WalletHub

A computer science alumn standing in front of a server rack filled with switches holding blue LAN cabling.

No. 6 Best City for Jobs

— WalletHub

A student with an internship standing in front of the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.

No. 1 Midsize College City in U.S.

— WalletHub

An international affairs alumni working for Robinhood.

No. 3 Best City in the Nation to Start a Business

— Clever

Notable Alumni

From artists to executives and athletes to entrepreneurs, our alumni have made a powerful impact 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

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Alumni Stories

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

Chris ”Mad Dog’ Russo ’82

What I’ve Learned: Christopher Russo ’82

How the feisty sports personality went from calling Rollins games on WPRK to being inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

Standing Guard

Through an eminent career in security, childhood refugee Akmal Ali ’03 devotes each day to keeping us safe.

Ryo Hasegawa ’19 conducting an orchestra.

Maestro of Mudita

Motorcycle racer turned conductor Ryo Hasegawa ’19 revels in the ability of music to build community.

Isabella Ward ’15 as Tere in Steven Spielberg’s recent remake of West Side Story, dancing center screen.

What It’s Like to … Perform on the Silver Screen

Isabella Ward ’15 recently made her big-screen debut in the Golden Globe-winning West Side Story revival, and now she’s reflecting on her path to the spotlight.

Evan Mascagni ’08, Shannon Post ’08, and Nick Capezzera ’08

Making Films That Make a Difference

When Evan Mascagni ’08, Nick Capezzera ’08, and Shannon Post ’08 first met on the Rollins campus, the wheels of social change started turning. Now the trio is helping shape the world through documentary film.

Ryan DeVos ’13

What I’ve Learned: Ryan DeVos ’13

A Rollins education prepared this alum to follow in his family’s Magic footsteps, then chart a new path for Orlando’s NBA franchise.

A group of Rollins College students sitting outdoors and talking.

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