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Our graduates emerge from Rollins Gateway as global citizens and responsible leaders empowered to lead meaningful lives and forge productive careers.

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Immediate Impact

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 percent

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

The survey had a 36 percent response rate.

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A Rollins alumnus smiling in an open office.

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.

Brandon McNichol ’19 talking with his faculty mentor

Brandon McNichol ’19

MD candidate, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Majors: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Music

Carmen Cheng ’18

Carmen Cheng ’18

Site Reliability Engineer, Apple
Majors: Computer Science and Critical Media & Cultural Studies

Read Carmen's Story
Marissa Cobuzio ’19 seated smiling at her suport dog.

Marissa Cobuzio ’19

DVM candidate, Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine
Majors: Biology and Sociology

Read Marissa's Story
Tamer Elkhouly standing in front of a wall hung Aldi logo.

Tamer Elkhouly ’19

Contracts Leadership Development Program, Raytheon
Major: Business Management

Read Tamer's Story
Kalli Joslin standing in front of a rainbow murial on a wall composed of different colored hearts.

Kalli Joslin ’19

JD candidate, Georgetown University Law Center
Major: Theatre Arts and American Studies

Watch Kalli's Story
Greg Taicer ’19 holding an American flag while dressed in his cap and gown.

Greg Taicher ’19

Technology Advisory Consultant, EY
Major: Business Management

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 percent

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

97 percent

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

95 percent

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

91 perent

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.

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

The World’s Best Graduate Schools

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

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

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.

A liberal arts alumn sitting on the floor while working.

Top 5 Best City to Start a Career

— WalletHub

An alumn sitting on a couch working on his computer.

Top 10 Best Big City for Jobs

— Forbes

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No. 1 Midsize College City in U.S.

— WalletHub

An alumn working on a bay of servers.

No. 1 Most STEM Job Growth

— Forbes

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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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

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

3,600

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

50

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.

Campbell Brown standing in front of bourbon barrels.

Campbell Brown ’90

President, Old Forester Bourbon

Read Campbell's Story
Adis Vila

Adis Vila ’74

Former Chief Diversity Officer, U.S. Air Force

Read Adis' Story
Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer ’76

76th Secretary of the Navy

Read Richard's Story
Dorcas Gilmore

Dorcas Gilmore ’00

Practitioner in residence, Washington College of Law, American University

Read Dorcas' Story
Kristen Arnett

Kristen Arnett ’12

New York Times best-selling author

Read Kristen's Story
Christopher Fitzgerald

Christopher Fitzgerald ’95

Tony Award-nominated Broadway actor

Read Christopher's Story