Rollins Facts and Numbers

Updated December 2021


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

2019 The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation and Rollins family pledge $65 million for the construction of the R. Randall Rollins Building 

2020 Council on Education for Public Health extends the school's accreditation through July 2027 for a seven-year accreditation period—the maximum awarded for schools and programs of public health.

2022 M. Daniele Fallin begins her role as the James W. Curran Dean of Public Health 


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 MPH 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, 17 MPH and 4 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
Certificate for Practicing Professionals: Quantitative Methods in Public Health

6 PhD programs – Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences, 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


684 Total Incoming

25 Average Age

27% Students of Color

26% International Students

55 Languages Spoken

81% Female

19% Male

5% Non-binary

42 Dual Degree Students

3.48 Undergraduate GPA Average 

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


209 Approximate number of full- and part-time faculty

340 Adjunct faculty members


394 total research awards

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

Ranked 4th 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