Regent University Student Achievement

Building leaders who will make a positive difference in their families, communities, careers and the world is a hallmark of Regent University. That’s why we place high importance on each student’s intellectual, social, and spiritual development. We invite you to explore the data below as an overview of our success in cultivating successful graduates.

Regent has identified the following goals and outcomes related to student achievement.

  1. Goal 1: Students will efficiently progress through the curriculum of their academic programs.
    1. Outcome 1.1: Students will complete their courses.
    2. Outcome 1.2: Students will retain in their program.
    3. Outcome 1.3: Students will maintain a quality GPA between the first and second year.
  2. Goal 2: Students will effectively complete their programs.
    1. Outcome 2.1: Undergraduate students will graduate within six years.
    2. Outcome 2.2: Graduate students will graduate within the timeline established by Regent faculty or accreditation standards.
  3. Goal 3: Students will demonstrate proficiency after graduation.
    1. Outcome 3.1: Students will pass applicable licensure exams.
    2. Outcome 3.2: Students will obtain a job upon graduation.

University-wide Data

The University’s leadership uses enrollment information to improve enrollment and provide direction on how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of students’ experiences while they are enrolled in one of Regent’s academic programs. There are three main variables that Regent emphasizes when evaluating enrollment information: course completion, retention, and graduation rates. Graduation rates are expressed in the school-specific tabs located on this webpage.

The University also measures the job placement rates and licensure exam pass rates for graduates.

An analysis of course completion includes courses that are taught on-campus and online.

Course Completion Rates University-Wide

Year Course Completion Expectations
Fall 2015 87% 85%
Fall 2016 85% 85%
Fall 2017 79% 85%

*The threshold for University-wide course completion is 85%.

Retention rates evaluate students’ progression towards graduation. These data are analyzed from a variety of approaches, evaluating headcount numbers and credit hour numbers, while analyzing by school and college.

Undergraduate Retention Rates

Year Retention Expectations
Fall 2014 to Fall 2015 79% 75%
Fall 2015 to Fall 2016 78% 75%
Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 78% 75%

*The threshold for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen is 75%.

The Career Services Center manages job placement tracking for all graduates. Regent University utilizes the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) to benchmark placement outcomes. The threshold target is 75%.

Job Placement Information

  2014 2015 2016
NACE Regent NACE Regent NACE Regent
Bachelor’s   Bachelor’s Master’s   Bachelor’s Master’s  
Employed + Grad 82% 81% 85.4% 87.7% 89% 84.9% 87.3% 90.6%
Grad School (seeking and enrolled) 20% 6% 20.9% 8.5% 7.5% 21.4% 7.1% 6.9%
Employed 62% 75% 64.5% 79.2% 81.6% 63.5% 80.2% 83.6%

Regent University offers a number of programs in disciplines that lead to licensure: law, counseling, psychology, and different genres of teaching. One of the ways in which Regent measures student achievement is by comparing the percentages of students who pass these exams to a standard. These standards are established by the Regent schools that house the academic programs.

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 Target
Virginia Bar Exam* 75.5 79.4% 76.2% 94.1% Greater than state average
Clinical Psychology Licensure Requirements (EPPP national exam and other state requirements)¹ 82% 77% 80% 81% 75%
Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination 93% 95% 88% 97% 80%
National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification 98% 98% 100% 91% 80%
School Leaders Licensure Assessment ² 90% 93% 84% 85% 80%
Reading for Virginia Educators 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Reading for Virginia Educators, Reading Specialist 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

*State average: 2013–2014 (72.41%); 2014–2015 (74.16%); 2015–2016 (75%); 2016–2017 (76%).

¹ The APA requires the School of Psychology and Counseling (SPC) to track the number of graduates between two and 10 years ago who became licensed psychologists. APA does not require updated licensure rates after the tenth year. Therefore, SPC stops tracking EPPP licensure after the tenth year.

² Pass rates apply to all students who took the SLLA assessment in these academic years, not just graduates.

Freshman in Good Standings

Year Percentage of Freshman in Good Standing Threshold
Fall 2014 87% 85%
Fall 2015 81% 85%
Fall 2016 84% 85%

 

Percentage of Graduate Students with at least 3.0 GPA or higher

Year Graduate Students with Cumulative GPA 3.0 or Above Threshold
Fall 2014 93% 85%
Fall 2015 90% 85%
Fall 2016 88% 85%

 

Percentage of J.D./LL.M. Students with at least 2.0 GPA or higher

Year J.D./LL.M. Students with Cumulative GPA 2.0 or Above Threshold
Fall 2014 95% 85%
Fall 2015 96% 85%
Fall 2016 95% 85%

Six-Year Graduation Rates for Three Cohorts

Graduation Rate Threshold
Fall 2011 Cohort 61% 55%
Fall 2010 Cohort 46% 55%
Fall 2009 Cohort 48% 55%

 

Graduation Rates by Program in the SBL

M.A. in Organizational Leadership Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 78 55 70.5% 65%
2008–2009 57 45 78.9% 65%
2009–2010 54 39 72.2% 65%

 

M.B.A. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 68 45 66.2% 65%
2008–2009 23 16 69.6% 65%
2009–2010 39 34 87.2% 65%

 

D.S.L. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 46 31 67.4% 65%
2008–2009 47 40 85.1% 65%
2009–2010 56 44 78.6% 65%

 

Ph.D. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 41 31 75.6% 60%
2008–2009 43 26 60.5% 60%
2009–2010 56 40 71.4% 60%

School of Communication & the Arts

M.A. in Communication Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 47 34 72.3% 75%
2008–2009 46 35 76.1% 75%
2009–2010 40 31 77.5% 75%

 

M.A. in Journalism Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 24 18 75.0% 70%
2008–2009 16 14 87.5% 70%
2009–2010 12 9 75.0% 70%

 

M.A. in Theatre Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 11 8 72.7% 65%
2008–2009 17 11 64.7% 65%
2009–2010 10 7 70.0% 65%

 

MFA in Film-Television Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 10 9 90.0% 85%
2008–2009 22 18 81.8% 85%
2009–2010 21 15 71.4% 85%

 

MFA in Acting Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 14 14 100.0% 85%
2008–2009 10 8 80.0% 85%
2009–2010 11 11 100.0% 85%

 

Ph.D. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 12 8 66.7% 60%
2008–2009 11 9 81.8% 60%
2009–2010 14 8 57.1% 60%

School of Divinity

M.A. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 82 55 67.1% 60%
2008–2009 65 48 73.8% 60%
2009–2010 75 62 82.7% 60%

 

M.Div. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 132 75 56.8% 50%
2008–2009 90 44 48.9% 50%
2009–2010 104 59 56.7% 50%

 

D.Min. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 11 2 18.2% 50%
2008–2009 14 9 64.3% 50%
2009–2010 18 7 38.9% 50%

 

Ph.D. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 7 6 85.7% 50%
2008–2009 No New Students Enrolled 50%
2009–2010 6 5 83.3% 50%

School of Education

M.Ed. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 220 161 73.2% 65%
2008–2009 242 163 67.4% 65%
2009–2010 267 184 68.9% 65%

 

Ed.S. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 29 25 86.2% 80%
2008–2009 9 7 77.8% 80%
2009–2010 10 9 90.0% 80%

 

Ed.D. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 50 30 60.0% 50%
2008–2009 39 16 41.0% 50%
2009–2010 37 16 43.2% 50%

 

Ph.D. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 2 1 50.0% 50%
2008–2009 No New Students Enrolled 50%
2009–2010 1 1 100.0% 50%

Robertson School of Government

M.A. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 54 45 83.3% 70%
2008–2009 69 54 78.3% 70%
2009–2010 80 64 80.0% 70%

 


School of Law

LL.M. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 1 1 100.0% 75%
2008–2009 2 2 100.0% 75%
2009–2010 2 2 100.0% 75%

 

J.D. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 154 117 76.0% 75%
2008–2009 154 126 81.8% 75%
2009–2010 156 136 87.2% 75%

 


School of Psychology & Counseling

M.A. in Counseling Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 58 52 89.7% 85%
2008–2009 52 48 92.3% 85%
2009–2010 43 39 90.7% 85%

 

M.A. in Human Services Counseling Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 22 18 81.8% 75%
2008–2009 15 12 80.0% 75%
2009–2010 23 20 87.0% 75%

 

Ph.D. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 22 18 81.8% 85%
2008–2009 19 15 78.9% 85%
2009–2010 20 19 95.0% 85%

 

Psy.D. Started Finished Graduation Rate Threshold
2007–2008 18 17 94.4% 85%
2008–2009 22 21 95.5% 85%
2009–2010 17 17 100.0% 85%

 

Graduate School Data

The graduate student retention rate is calculated based on the number of degree-seeking students who started their degree programs in either the fall, spring, or summer cohorts, and returned or graduated within the next academic year. Each graduate school has established its own retention threshold based on historical and recent institutional metrics. As indicated in the following tables for each graduate school, each retention threshold was met from 2014 to 2017.

School of Business and Leadership Retention Rates

Cohort Started Returned or Graduated Retention Rate Threshold
2014–2015 360 301 84% 65%
2015–2016 482 405 84% 65%
2016–2017 570 480 84% 65%

School of Communication & the Arts Retention Rates

Cohort Started Returned or Graduated Retention Rate Threshold
2014-2015 168 158 94% 75%
2015-2016 207 186 90% 75%
2016-2017 216 179 83% 75%

School of Divinity Retention Rates

Cohort Started Returned or Graduated Retention Rate Threshold
2014-2015 313 273 87% 70%
2015-2016 438 377 86% 70%
2016-2017 530 447 84% 70%

School of Education Retention Rates

Cohort Started Returned or Graduated Retention Rate Threshold
2014-2015 461 418 91% 80%
2015-2016 476 437 92% 80%
2016-2017 449 396 88% 80%

Robertson School of Government Retention Rates

Cohort Started Returned or Graduated Retention Rate Threshold
2014-2015 51 46 90% 70%
2015-2016 93 77 83% 70%
2016-2017 125 104 83% 70%

School of Law Retention Rates

Cohort Started Returned or Graduated Retention Rate Threshold
2014-2015 217 191 88% 85%
2015-2016 310 284 92% 85%
2016-2017 320 278 87% 85%

School of Psychology & Counseling Retention Rates

Cohort Started Returned or Graduated Retention Rate Threshold
2014-2015 202 181 90% 85%
2015-2016 254 226 89% 85%
2016-2017 309 284 92% 85%