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U.S. News Ranks Regent in Top 10 for Veterans

By Amanda Morad | May 21, 2014

Regent University is regularly recognized as a military-friendly school, but on Tuesday, May 20, U.S. News & World Report took this recognition a step further by ranking Regent among the Best Online Programs for Veterans and Service Members.

Regent was ranked No. 8 for online bachelors programs, No. 8 for online graduate education and No. 24 for online graduate business programs for veterans. Regent was the only Virginia school ranked in the top 20 for bachelor's programs and is the highest ranked Virginia school for graduate education.

"This recognition validates Regent's strategic commitment to providing excellent online education to our military and veterans who are already Christian leaders changing the world," said Regent's director of Military & Veterans Affairs, David Boisselle. "Nowhere else can these military students find our unique combination of top flight online delivery, Christian scholarship, and generous military benefits."

More than 20 percent of Regent's student body is military, including veterans, active duty, spouses and dependents, with more than half of those students studying online. Regent's military benefits include generous transfer credit policies, tuition assistance for all of Regent's 40+ associate's and bachelor's degrees, 25 percent tuition discounts for graduate programs, and 15 percent tuition discounts for spouses across all programs.

"Veterans and active-duty service members face unique challenges as students, from transitioning between bases and grappling with deployment to balancing work and family life upon return," said Robert Morse, director of data research for U.S. News in Tuesday's release. "The Best Online Programs for Veterans are high-quality programs that also offer educational benefits and flexibility for veterans pursuing a degree."

Qualification for this ranking mandated participation in at least four key programs geared toward helping servicemen and women transition to civilian life through education. Regent's certification for the GI Bill, participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, membership in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium, and military-friendly course catalog made the university a strong candidate.

All schools evaluated in this ranking also received a numerical rank in the overall 2014 U.S. News Best Online Programs rankings.

Learn more about Regent's military-friendly programs.


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