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Regent Ranks Among the Nation’s Best Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Programs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 30, 2023) – Regent University has been ranked the nation’s 17th Best Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement in 2023 by Best Accredited Colleges—a web guide that publishes yearly listings of the institutions with the highest quality education and accessibility to help students make the best college decisions for their personal goals.

“It is an honor for our faculty and curriculum to be recognized among the nation’s top programs,” said Dr. Dan Koev, Government and Criminal Justice Department Chair at Regent. “We are committed to providing learning opportunities that prepare the next generation for careers that advance the pursuit of justice and develop their passion for a lifetime of service.”

The ranking methodology considers accessibility, affordability, quality of education, and return on investment. You can click here for a more detailed look at the 2023 Best Accredited Colleges standings.

Badge for Best Accredited Colleges with ribbon that says "Best College 2023" for Regent University

Here are a few benefits that make Regent’s criminal justice program stand out: 

  • Courses offered on campus & online
  • Academic excellence—with a Christian worldview
  • Mentorships available by faculty with the highest degrees in their field
  • Study criminology, policing, crime scene investigation, community corrections, crisis intervention, homeland security, disaster & hazard preparedness, and more
  • Scholarship opportunities available

For more information about Regent University’s criminal justice program visit

About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university, with more than 13,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University has been ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for 11 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2023).