this photo shows the recent graduating class of Rollins College, named U.S. News & World Report's top regional university in the South

Rollins College Ranked No. 1 Regional University in the South

Sullivan Foundation partner school Rollins College has once again been named the No. 1 regional university in the South by U.S. News & World Report for the 2021-22 school year.

Rollins College 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 Rollins among the top two regional universities in the South and the top-ranked Florida school in the category.

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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,” said Rollins College 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.”

In addition to the top spot among the best of the best, Rollins earned a place on several other notable lists, including recognitions for its innovative liberal arts curriculum, commitment to undergraduate teaching, and overall value in terms of what graduates get out of their education. The College’s AACSB-accredited undergraduate business program was also rated as one of the country’s best.

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Rollins’ high rankings reflect the College’s dedication to providing students with strong mentors and engaging, personalized learning environments. The high level of support that students receive is also instructive as they learn to confront some of the world’s biggest challenges through hands-on learning experiences and the development of future-proof skills like creative problem solving and collaboration.

The print edition of the “Best Colleges 2022” guidebook can be purchased online now or on newsstands November 2.

This article has been edited slightly from the original version appearing on the Rollins College website.

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