10,183 students strong on an amazing day.
Monday, August 21, 2017, the first day of classes for the fall semester, marks Regent University’s largest enrollment on record, “eclipsing” all previous academic session start dates.
Due in large part to a strategic investment in new programs, including in-demand areas such as healthcare and cybersecurity, Regent’s enrollment has been growing significantly and steadily for the past three years. Besides new programs, Regent has enhanced its student support services and enrollment processes, which are contributing to this growth.
“Regent’s phenomenal growth, especially in light of challenges facing higher education, is a testament to our founding vision and mission. We are training Christian leaders in an academically rigorous and spiritually robust environment,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, Regent’s executive vice president for academic affairs. “It’s a privilege to welcome these students to the Regent community, and we look forward to helping them progress on their educational journey.”
The following numbers show this comprehensive enrollment growth:
- 18 percent year-over-year (YOY) total enrollment growth
- 17 percent YOY new student enrollment growth
- 18 percent YOY returning student enrollment growth
- 13.5 percent YOY credit hour growth
Enrollment growth is also significant among Regent’s Individual undergraduate and graduate schools, ranging from two to 30 percent.
Regent’s traditional-aged new undergraduate student population is the largest on record, with 509 first-year and new transfer students, representing 38 percent YOY growth. Especially noteworthy is the quality of these incoming undergraduate students, who have an average GPA of 3.45 and an average SAT of 1160.
Recognized as a military-friendly school, Regent’s military enrollment is also breaking records, with YOY total military enrollment growth of 30 percent. Currently, military enrollment encompasses 28 percent of total university enrollment.