Why Regent

Fast Facts

  • Founded: 1978
  • Unique campus culture:
    Rigorous academics within faith-based context
  • Enrollment (Fall 2014): 6,158
  • Alumni (November 2014): 18,660
  • Degrees awarded (2014): 1,459
  • Degrees and programs:
    69 graduate and undergraduate degrees available on campus and online
  • Student-to-Faculty ratio: 20 to 1
  • Number of countries represented: 73
  • Study Abroad opportunities:
    England and France, with limited opportunities in countries such as Italy, Spain, Turkey and Israel.

Regent University is one of the nation's leading academic centers for Christian thought and action, with associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees available worldwide. Our academic standards are high and our programs rigorous, but what sets Regent apart is our mission to prepare capable 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.


  • Regent is nationally recognized as a Top 25 Best University by U.S. News & World Report, 2014 for its online bachelor's programs, ranks #8 in Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans, and is highly ranked overall in online business and graduate education programs.
  • Regent is recognized as a Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, 2015.
  • Regent University is recognized nationally as one of only 22 universities in the U.S. to receive an "A" rating by ACTA.
  • Regent University School of Law's faculty were recognized among the Top 10 Faculty in the Nation by The Princeton Review, 2013.
  • Regent University School of Law's Moot Court team finished Top 2 Globally at the University of Oxford's Price Media Law Moot Court Programme, competing against teams including the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
  • Regent was named to G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines' 2014 list of Military-Friendly Schools.
  • More than 550 Hampton Roads Teachers of the Year received their degrees or certificates from Regent's School of Education and the school has yielded a 95 percent pass rate in the School Leadership Licensure Assessment.
  • Regent has been the recipient of more than 360 national and international film awards by the School of Communication & the Arts.

Leadership & Influence

When Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, Regent founder and chancellor, established the university in 1978, he envisioned a high-caliber institution that would attract a leadership team that would be superior both in professional experience and academic credentials. In just three decades, that vision is being fulfilled. Distinguished faculty and guest lecturers include John Ashcroft, former U.S. Attorney General; Vern Clark, former Chief of Naval Operations; Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes, Inc. and others. Regent also exposes students to nationally covered events and speakers who are front and center on some of the most important issues of our time.

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