Regent University (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
As a traditional, private research institution for higher education, Regent University offers numerous associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 70 fields of study. There are many degrees available online and on-campus, and Regent maintains a ‘Christ-focused curriculum’ throughout all eight academic schools which comprise the university.
Founded in 1978 by Pat Robertson as a Christian Broadcasting Network University, Regent is currently located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The school maintains a total enrollment of more than 10,000 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1.
There are 75 countries represented among the student body, bringing cultural diversity to the school. Additionally, 95% of the full time faculty members hold the highest degree in their respective fields, bringing academic excellence to the institution. This includes five faculty members who have been named Fulbright Scholars.
The 128 undergraduate and graduate degree tracks are formally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, in addition to six other specialized accreditations including:
- the Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
- the American Bar Association (ABA)
- the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
The online programs are a point of pride for Regent University. The available degree fields include Business, Education, Healthcare, Leadership, Religion and Theology, Science, Theater and Music, and many more. Students can expect online courses to run eight to 15 weeks in duration.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Regent University:
- #1 in the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia
- #1 in the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia
- Top 5 for Best Online MBA Programs in Virginia
- Top 5 for Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) in Virginia
Overall, Regent University is one of only 25 institutions for higher education ‘to receive an “A” rating by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni’ for the excellent standards to which it holds the online education curriculum.