Online Programs Score Well in U.S. News National Rankings
January 11, 2012
Several of Regent University's online programs received high marks in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 rankings of colleges and universities, which this year added Top Online Education Programs. U.S. News assessed online bachelor's degree programs, as well as master's programs in several academic disciplines.
Regent's online graduate education program was the highest ranked Virginia school for faculty credentials and training, which measures the number of faculty with terminal degrees and faculty members' experience in teaching online courses. Regent also ranked in the study's top 20 graduate education programs for student engagement and assessment.
"When you hire quality faculty and support them with staff development and resources, and those faculty believe in your mission of training people to make a difference, it naturally leads to student engagement," said Dr. Alan Arroyo, dean of Regent's Graduate School of Education.
"Regent's solid placement among the rankings aligns with its commitment to being a premier institution that provides a high level of excellence in its graduate and undergraduate programs both on campus and online," Regent president, Dr. Carlos Campo added.
Regent's online program offers the same courses as taught by the same on-campus faculty, in both undergraduate and graduate levels. The school has more than 3,100 students taking its online programs, including more than 650 military personnel.
Currently, Regent offers a dozen bachelor's degrees online, including business, leadership and management, criminal justice and psychology. Learn more about Regent's undergraduate online degrees.
Regent's Graduate School of Education offers both master's and doctoral programs in areas including curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, adult education and special education. Learn more about Regent's graduate education programs.