A “regent” is defined as one who represents a king in his absence. For Regent University, a regent is one who represents Christ, our Sovereign, in whatever sphere of life he or she may be called to serve Him.
|Degrees awarded (2017-18)||1,946|
|First Professional degrees||126|
Institutional: Regent University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Regent University.
Specialized: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), American Psychological Association (APA)*, Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Association of Theological Schools (ATS), American Bar Association (ABA), Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Regent places high importance on the whole student. Visit our Student Achievement page to learn about our success in cultivating exceptional graduates.
Regent hosts several national forums to address critical issues of the day. These signature events have included the Clash of the Titans® debate, Presidential Candidate Forums, and the Executive Leadership Series. These events draw nationally known leaders, authors, CEOs and government officials such as Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, John Kasich, Ben Carson, Brian Mulroney, Bob Dole, Al Gore, Newt Gingrich, Dee Dee Myers, Mike Huckabee and others.
Regent’s University Library contains over 321,000 printed volumes; 593,000 microforms; 25,500 video and audio recordings; 174 databases; 482,000 electronic books; and 380,580 electronic journal titles.
Regent University faculty members include graduates of Yale, Harvard, Duke, Johns Hopkins and other notable institutions. They are award-winning scholars and practitioners who endeavor to prepare individual students for excellence and success in their chosen fields. Regent students benefit from a high level of personal interaction with faculty members.
|Total Faculty (as of Nov. 15, 2018)||922|
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio||18 to 1|
|Undergraduate ratio||19 to 1|
|Graduate ratio||16 to 1|
|Total Staff (as of Nov. 15, 2018)||536|
|Total Enrollment (Fall 2018 as of Nov. 15, 2018)||10,480|
|Ethnic minorities represented||48%|
|Number of denominations represented||38|
|Number of states represented||50|
|Number of countries represented||88|
|Average Age of Students:||36|
The Institutional Research Office provides accurate and timely information, research, and assessment to the Regent University community and external constituencies. The Office of Institutional Research functions as the official source of university-related statistics for external reporting. The office serves the university and its stakeholders by provide timely information in support of academic and administrative decision making, planning, policy formation and budgetary planning. We communicate frequently with senior administrators to keep them informed of all statistical data as it pertains to the overall strengths and weaknesses of the university.
We also work to increase the visibility and recognition of Regent’s degree programs by completing annual surveys for national publishers including including ACT, College Board, Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), Higher Education Publication Directory (HEP), Military Advanced Education (MAE), Moody’s, Peterson’s, Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. In addition, we maintain institutional research memberships as well as participate in regional conferences including the Virginia Association for Management and Analysis Planning (VAMAP) and the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR).
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“Making the switch from community college to Regent was a flawless process and the best decision ever. I’m so proud I have ‘Regent graduate’ connected to my story.”
"This isn't just a job for me — this is a ministry. Whatever I've done at Regent I've always had the sense that this is what God has called me to do."
Dean, Regent University's School of Business & Leadership
"My identity isn’t in whether or not I get a role; what’s important is that I’m being a good witness, that I’m being a light and loving support to other actors."
“I chose Regent because of its Christian principles as I wanted to learn how to integrate my faith with telling stories; also because of its amazing film program and facilities. Yes, my expectations were definitely met.”
Cinema Arts/Television, Directing
“I realized this is a place where I could grow and really be empowered in my future."