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Graduates of Regent, which is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report, 2022.

About Regent

America’s Premier Christian University

Founded in 1978, Regent University’s 11,000 students are studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Va., and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 150+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, cybersecurity and technology, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing and healthcare, and psychology.

Regent University has consistently placed as one of the top colleges in Virginia and, currently, it tops the list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia and is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Along with our commitment to academic excellence, what sets Regent apart is our mission to prepare men and women to excel both in mind and spirit. Our students, faculty and administrators share a calling, founded on biblical principles, to make a significant difference in our world.


The fountain on Regent University's beautiful campus in Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

REGENT UNIVERSITY’S RANKINGS

  • Ranked among Top National Universities by U.S. News & World Report for three years, 2019, 2020 and 2022.
  • Ranked among the Best Graduate Schools for 2023 by U.S. News & World Report for Law Schools; Social Science & Humanities Doctoral Programs – Psychology; Public Affairs; and Education.
  • Ranked #1 among Best Accredited Schools for Online Degree Programs by Study.com, 2020.
  • Topped the list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report, 2022, for the tenth year in a row.
  • Ranked #1 Online Christian College in America by BibleCollegeOnline, 2021.
  • Ranked #1 Best Value College in Virginia by Best Value Schools, 2021.
  • Ranked #1 Most Affordable College in Virginia by Student Loan Hero, a division of Lending Tree, 2021.
  • Ranked among the Fortune’s Best Online MBA Programs for 2022 by Fortune. Also ranked among the Top 10 Best Online MBA Programs in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report, 2022; and ranked #34 among the Top Online MBA Programs for 2022 by The Princeton Review®.
  • Ranked among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) in Virginia for the last eight years, U.S. News & World Report, 2022.
  • Ranked among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia for ten consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report, 2022.
  • Among the Top 5 Safest College Campuses in Virginia, according to Niche, 2021. Ranked the #1 Safest College in Virginia and the #13 Safest College in the United States, 2021, by YourLocalSecurity. Learn more about the measures Regent takes to maintain campus security.
  • Beautiful 70-acre campus ranked in the Top 15 Best College Campuses in America by Niche, 2021, and Top 15 Most Beautiful Christian College & University Campuses in the World by Christian Universities Online, 2017.

Robertson Hall, Regent University.

ACCREDITATION

  • 8 Prestigious Accreditations: SACSCOC, CACREP, CAEP, ACBSP, APA, ABA, CCNE, ATS.
  • Regent University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Regent University. Read more about accreditation.

Regent University was ranked among Military Friendly Top 10 Schools by Military Friendly®, 2020.

MILITARY

  • Ranked among the Top 10 Best for Vets Colleges: Online & Nontraditional by Military Times, 2020. Also recognized as a Military Friendly Spouse School.
  • Recognized among Top 10 Military Friendly Schools by Military Friendly®, 2022-23.

A girl studies at Regent, ranked among the Top 5% Most Affordable Private Christian Universities, 2018.

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Annual tuition nearly $20,000 less than that of other private institutions, according to U.S. News & World Report, 2019-20.
  • Regent granted nearly $24 million in institutional scholarships and aid for 2019-20.
  • Ranked among the Top 5% Most Affordable Private Christian Universities, CCCU Tuition Survey, 2018.

A group of professionals at Norfolk, Virginia.

BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP

  • Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership programs were ranked among the Top 10 Best Online MBA Programs and Top 5 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report, 2022.
  • Regent offered the first online Doctor of Strategic Leadership program, launched in 2001, and the first online Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, launched in 1995.
  • 10 all-time and 7 current university presidents are among the School of Business & Leadership alumni.

A group enjoys a laugh at Regent University, ranked #1 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, 2020.

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

  • Regent University’s College of Arts & Sciences ranked #1 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia, U.S. News & World Report, 2022.
  • Regent is one of only 24 universities nationally with an “A” rating for challenging, comprehensive liberal arts curriculum. That puts us in the top 2% of universities rated by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni!

A theatrical performance at Regent University, whose programs ranked among the top 25 Best Online Communication Degrees by Intelligent, 2020.

COMMUNICATION & THE ARTS

  • Regent University’s School of Communication & the Arts has been the recipient of over 645 local, national and international student film awards.
  • Ranked among Top 5 Best Master’s in Journalism Degree Programs, Intelligent, 2021.
  • Offers training at the $35 Million Communication & Performing Arts Center.

A cybersecurity simulation at Regent University, whose programs were ranked among the Top 20 Best Cybersecurity Degree Programs by Intelligent, 2020.

CYBER TRAINING

  • Regent University was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) for the B.S. in Cybersecurity by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is among leading universities in the nation to receive this merit (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, 2018).
  • Offers hands-on training through a state-of-the-art cyber range, accessible in both on-campus and online offerings.
  • Ranked among the Top 15 Best Online Cybersecurity Degree Programs by Intelligent, 2021.

A lady looks at a Bible at a church in Virginia Beach.

divinity

  • The Doctor of Ministry programs of Regent University’s School of Divinity were among the nation’s first ATS-approved online D.Min. programs.
  • Top 5 Largest M.Div. Programs in the Nation Among all ATS-accredited Seminaries, ATS Annual Data, 2018-19.
  • Ranked among the Top 20 Best Master’s in Ministry Degree Programs by Intelligent, 2021.

An alumnus of Regent's education school, whose programs were ranked among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report, 2020.

Education

  • Regent University’s School of Education programs rank among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report, 2022.
  • 865 School of Education alumni have been honored as Teachers of the Year.

An alumna of Regent University, whose programs were ranked among the Top 25 Best Online MPA Programs by College Consensus, 2020.

GOVERNMENT


A nurse.

HEALTHCARE SCIENCE & NURSING

  • Regent University’s College of Healthcare Sciences & School of Nursing is built on knowledge and faith, together.
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Regent University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
  • Ranked among the 25 Best Online Master’s: Healthcare Management, Best Value Schools, 2019.
  • #2 Most Affordable RN to BSN Programs in Virginia, rntomsn.org.
CCNE accredited

A moot court at Regent's law school, which received an “A” rating for trial and litigation, PreLaw Magazine, 2019.

LAW

  • Regent University’s School of Law was ranked among the Top 10 Best Master’s in Legal Studies: M.A. in Law by The Princeton Review, 2021. It was also recognized among the Top 5 in Nation: Teaching Quality (Interesting Professors) and Top 7 in Nation: Professor Accessibility by The Princeton Review, 2020.
  • Class of 2020: 100% first-time passage rate on the Uniform Bar Exam. 100% first-time bar passage rate in 14 states. 100% first-time passage rate for Honors. Ranked 55th in the nation for first-time bar passage, at 90.62%.
  • 20th in the Nation, Ultimate Bar Passage (97%), 2019. Highest overall bar passage rate among all eight Virginia law schools in both July 2017 and February 2018.
  • One of 20 law schools to receive an “A” rating for trial advocacy, preLaw Magazine, Winter 2021.

A alumna of Regent University, which received a 100% match rate for fourth-year Psy.D. student internships in 2020.

PSYCHOLOGY & COUNSELING

  • Regent’s School of Psychology & Counseling received a 100% match rate for fourth-year Psy.D. student internships in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016, above the national average. In 2017, 2019, and 2020, all the sites were APA accredited.
  • Among the first Christian institutions uniquely offering both American Psychological Association (APA) and Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited programs.
  • Ranked the #2 Best Online Master’s Degrees in Christian Counseling by Study.com, 2021.
  • Recognized among the Top 5 Best Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy Degree Programs by Intelligent, 2021. Also ranked among the Top 10 Best Master’s in Human Services Degree Programs.

“I received a direct commission to the U.S. Army Reserves in the rank of Second Lieutenant on April 10, 2019. The decision to pursue a military career came as a result of my prayerfully discerning a clear call from God to join ministry, specifically through military chaplaincy during this time.”

Whitney Mathis, M. Div., 2020

“Getting a Big Idea/Dreamworks internship and working on VeggieTales in the House was a dream come true. Ultimately I want to write and direct stories, regardless of what form they take. Storytelling is what I love, and I'm so grateful Regent has helped me develop that passion.”

Justin Garcia, B.A., 2014 Animator

“It becomes difficult to freely and quickly act in obedience to our Lord and Savior when we find ourselves working to set ourselves free financially. As a result, this scholarship allows for the freedom to immediately respond to God’s calling.”

Douglas Johnson, Ph.D. in Communication, 2022 Scholarship Recipient

“To pursue your degree, you do have to make sacrifices. But, you can get through it, and most importantly, you don't have to compromise your principles.”

David Segovia, MBA, 2015

“Regent Law gave me a high-quality education delivered by passionate professors who brilliantly integrated biblical principles into rigorous curriculum. The collegiality of professors and peers also stands out. I can't imagine you get that blend at any other ABA-approved school.”

Bradley Knox, J.D., 1994 Life & Health Insurance Vice President & Counsel, Federal Relations, Aflac, Inc., Washington, D.C.