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.
May 11, 2023
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.
May 27, 2022
Francisco Wang ’22 grabbed every opportunity at Rollins to excel—from exploring a cornucopia of subjects to forging relationships that will last a lifetime.
May 12, 2022
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.
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.
The World’s Best Graduate Schools
Our grads are pursuing advanced degrees at some of the most prestigious universities in the world.
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.
No. 2 Best City to Start a Career
No. 6 Best City for Jobs
No. 1 Midsize College City in U.S.
No. 3 Best City in the Nation to Start a Business
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
Nobel Prize-winning chemist
Muriel Fox ’48
Co-founder, National Organization for Women
Fred M. Rogers ’51 ’74
Creator and host, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Janis Hirsch ’72
Executive producer and writer
Allan R. Weiss ’81MBA
Retired President of Worldwide Operations for Walt Disney Company Parks & Resorts, Walt Disney Company
Rodney C. Adkins ’81
Retired Senior Vice President, IBM Systems and Technology Group
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November 01, 2022
How the feisty sports personality went from calling Rollins games on WPRK to being inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
July 06, 2022
Through an eminent career in security, childhood refugee Akmal Ali ’03 devotes each day to keeping us safe.
June 29, 2022
Motorcycle racer turned conductor Ryo Hasegawa ’19 revels in the ability of music to build community.
January 19, 2022
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.
October 13, 2021
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.
July 23, 2021
A Rollins education prepared this alum to follow in his family’s Magic footsteps, then chart a new path for Orlando’s NBA franchise.
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