Rollins Fast Facts

Rollins School of Public Health Facts & Numbers


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, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, Hubert Department of Global Health

1 Executive program for working professionals

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

22 Master’s degree programs, 14 MPH and 8 MSPH

12 Dual degree programs

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

12 Certificate programs:
Humanitarian Emergencies; Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology; Maternal and Child Health; Human Rights; Mental Health; Socio-Contextual Determinants of Health; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; Injury & Violence Prevention; Religion and Health
Certificates for Practicing Professionals: Public Health Informatics, 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

Nearly 10,000 alumni in more than 90 countries and all 50 states; nearly 4,000 in Georgia 


1,164 degree-seeking students

88+ languages spoken

20% of the student body is international; 24.3% are students of color

50 average number of students receiving the Global Field Experience Award each year

641 eligible students found part-time public health employment at more than 70 organizations in 2018-2019 through the Rollins Earn and Learn program

70+ countries visited at 300 partner sites since the Global Field Experience Award began


231 international students come from 36 countries


180 Approximate number of full-time doctoral-level faculty

84 Jointly appointed faculty members

194 Adjunct faculty members


390 total research awards

In FY 2017, Rollins topped $131 million in research dollars

Ranked 5th in the U.S. for NIH funding to schools of public health with $41,658,695


Approximately 50 percent of Rollins alumni work in Georgia

More than 850 Rollins alumni work at the CDC

86% of students found employment or continued their education 12 months after graduation

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