Forbes Magazine recently unveiled its 2015 list of America’s Top Colleges and Rollins College ranked No. 5 within the state of Florida. The School ranked No. 11 for America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges —the only college in Florida to be part of the top 50 schools.
Since Rollins launched its social entrepreneurship major in 2014, its popularity has skyrocketed; over 200 students have already enrolled, and the program continues to grow quickly. The Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business also includes a Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship, which educates and connects students and alumni alike with advanced entrepreneurs to learn about an array of topics, from growth-stage entrepreneurship to family enterprise. For 10 years Crummer has hosted its annual Venture Plan Competition, where Rollins students, faculty and alumni pitch business concepts to experts from the region’s top venture capital firms for a chance to win up to $25,000.
“The Crummer Graduate School is proud to be integral part of the growing role entrepreneurship plays in today’s current economy,” says Dean Tom McEvoy. “The proliferation of start-ups in Orlando and nationwide lends credence to the rising value of entrepreneurial education.”
Forbes ranked schools based on the ratio of alumni and students who identify as founders and business owners compared to the school’s student body (undergraduate and graduate combined). With a booming startup culture enveloping Orlando, Rollins will continue to lead the way in entrepreneurial education—both locally and statewide—to ensure Florida’s best and brightest approach entrepreneurship poised for responsible, scalable growth and success.
About Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business
Just outside Orlando in Winter Park is the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business, a graduate school distinguished by its renowned faculty, intimate class size and applied approach to learning. It touts top MBA rankings from Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes magazines and is among a select group of business schools carrying AASCB International graduate-level accreditation, including the first accredited Executive Doctorate in Business Administration program in the state. The school also houses six Centers of Excellence: Leadership Development, Advanced Entrepreneurship, Career Resources, Management & Executive Education, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership and the Crummer Alumni Association. For more information, visit www.rollins.edu/business.
Rollins College is Florida’s oldest recognized college and consistently ranks high among regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It serves approximately 3,300 degree-seeking students annually through its full-time undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Professional Studies, as well as through the Crummer Graduate School of Business and the Hamilton Holt School, which serves working adults. For more information, visit rollins.edu.