Rollins Facts and Numbers

Updated February 2020


1975 Emory trustees approve the master of community health program

1990 The School of Public Health founded

1994 Rollins gets its name and the Grace Crum Rollins Building opens

1995 James W. Curran is appointed dean of the Rollins School of Public Health

2007 The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation and the Rollins family pledge $50 million to construct the Claudia Nance Rollins Building and renovate the Grace Crum Rollins Building

2010 Claudia Nance Rollins Building opens bringing the Rollins footprint to 330,000 square feet

2012 Council of Education for Public Health extends the school's accreditation through December 2019. Rollins receives a "met" finding on all 27 criteria evaluated.



6 Departments – Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, Health Policy and Management, Hubert Department of Global Health

1 Executive program for working professionals 

Over 20 Centers including the Center for AIDS Research, the Biostatistics Consulting Center, the Center for Global Safe Water, the Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research, the Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics, the Center for Health and Human Rights

21 Master's degree programs, 16 MPH and 5 MSPH

11 Dual degree programs 

2 (4+1) programs with Emory College - BA/MSPH, BS/MPH

11 Certificate programs:
Humanitarian Emergencies; Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology; Maternal and Child Health; Human Rights; Mental Health; Social Determinants of Health; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; Injury & Violence Prevention; Religion and Health
Certificates for Practicing Professionals: Public Health Informatics for Leadership, Quantitative Methods in Public Health

6 PhD programs – Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Nutrition and Health Sciences, Environmental Health Sciences

Over 10,000 alumni in more than 100 countries and all 50 states; nearly 4,000 in Georgia



652 Enrollment

38% Students of Color*

19% International (Non-U.S.)

78% Female

26 Average Age (range from 20 to 54)

33 Dual Degree Students


Average GRE Scores

155 Verbal

155 Quantitative

4.0 Analytical Writing

Average GPA for Admitted Students

3.4 Undergraduate

3.4 Graduate


*Includes American Indian, Asian, African-American, Hisanic and Multi-ethnic



200 Approximate number of full-time doctoral-level faculty

138 Jointly appointed faculty members

160 Adjunct faculty members



394 total research awards

In FY 2018, Rollins topped $132 million in research dollars

Ranked 5th in the U.S. for NIH funding to schools of public health 



Approximately 40 percent of Rollins alumni work in Georgia

Nearly 1,200 Rollins alumni work at the CDC and over 1,600 Emory alumni

Over the past five years, 87% of Rollins graduates are employed or pursuing additional education