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 2018 to see how Tars are faring a year after graduation.

97%

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

The survey had a 36 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.

Neny Lairet ’21

December 07, 2021

My Rollins Gateway: Filling Her Plate to Fill Her Cup

Neny Lairet ’21 found her ideal career path by pursuing an interest in international business and embracing opportunities to be a leader at Rollins.

Colin Kelly ’19 ’21MBA in front of a chalkboard displaying his business plan for his startup venture.

October 08, 2021

My Rollins Gateway: Sustainable Success

With degrees in marine biology and business, Colin Kelly ’19 ’21MBA is charting a course toward a tenable future in renewable energy.

Renee Sang ’21

July 12, 2021

My Rollins Gateway: Lights, Camera, Activism

Renee Sang ’21 may be a local, but her Rollins experience took her well beyond the boundaries of Central Florida in her quest to illuminate social justice issues through documentary filmmaking.


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.

92%

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

96%

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

94%

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

93%

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.

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

October 13, 2021

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

July 23, 2021

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.

Kristen Arnett ’12

October 30, 2019

Success Story

As a best-selling author and a full-time librarian, Kristen Arnett ’12 is used to digging into a subject and finding her way to something new.

October 29, 2019

The Artrepreneurs

Armed with arts degrees, these Rollins grads have harnessed their creative passions to launch successful businesses in everything from organic spirits to footwear.

Adis Vila on the Rollins campus.

July 08, 2019

Evening the Odds

Adis Vila ’74 has been many things in life—a Cuban immigrant, a star pupil, a presidential staff member—and she’s not done yet.

Campbell Brown poses in front of the barrel cooperage at the Old Forester Distillery.

January 10, 2019

What I’ve Learned: Campbell Brown ’90

The president of Old Forester is tapping into a rich history as he leads a legendary bourbon brand back to prominence.

A group of Rollins College students sitting outdoors and talking.

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