Monday, September 13, 2021
by Jo Marie Hebeler
Rollins was ranked No. 1 among the 103 colleges and universities in this category, which is composed of schools that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs. This is the 26th consecutive year that U.S. News & World Report has ranked the College among the top two regional universities in the South and the top-ranked Florida school in the category.
In total, the organization assessed more than 1,400 schools across the country on 17 measures of academic quality. Rollins continues to rank high among the competition based on metrics like first-year retention rates, strength of faculty, graduation and retention rates, and a low ratio of student debt among graduates.
“Rollins is proud once again to be recognized so prominently among the nation’s best colleges,” says Rollins President Grant Cornwell. “The College’s long-standing title as the No. 1 regional university in the South highlights our commitment to providing students with every opportunity to succeed in a global market. Our inclusion in several distinctive subcategories affirms our mission to provide an innovative, interdisciplinary education to the next generation of leaders as they tackle the challenges of the 21st century.”
Rollins earned a place on four other notable lists, including recognitions for its innovative liberal arts curriculum, undergraduate teaching program, and overall value in terms of what graduates get out of their education. Finally, the AACSB-accredited undergraduate business program was rated as one of the country’s best.