By Brett Tubbs
If you’re a part of our United States military as an active service member, reservist, a military spouse, or dependent one thing is certain: You’re not an average student.
Between big family moves, mobilizations, drill weekends and more, you may be fitting your education into the margins of your service. This is both commendable as well as challenging; which is why it’s important to consider scholarly institutions that have resources available for military members and their families.
1. Tuition costs from coast-to-coast
No matter where you start your education journey, rest assured your tuition costs won’t alter based on whether you’re an In-state or out-of-state student. Throughout your studies, your tuition structure will remain consistent no matter where you live.
2. Location, location, location
For those who are seeking an on-campus versus online campus experience: Virginia Beach, Virginia is located just 15 minutes from Norfolk’s Naval Base; further, there are several military installations in the area including: Naval Station Oceana, Fort Story, Dam Neck Fleet Training Center and more.
And for those who need to make their way to our nation’s capital for travel, Washington, D.C. is a mere three-hour road trip through the heart of Virginia.
3. Agility to enter the changing workforce
With degree tracks ranging from fully online to on campus with some online courses, the digital and adaptability muscles you learn to flex as a student will prepare you for a natural transition into today’s ever-changing job market. You’ll enter classrooms with a diverse body of people with different cultural backgrounds, along with professors who are equipped to lead you into the next chapter of your life.
4. Generous transfer credits (up to 90 credit hours for bachelor’s programs)
If you’ve decided to start another program, move to a different location, or there’s been a lapse in your education, not to worry. Our Academic Advising and Enrollment Teams are trained to help you discern which of your previously earned credits will transfer over into Regent’s programs.
5. Regent participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program
Regent is proud to partner in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which supports the Post-9/11 GI Bill to cover (in part or in full) an active duty service person or veteran’s tuition. We consider it an honor to provide resources even beyond education for our nation’s first line of defense.
6. Discounts for military students, their spouses and dependents
We understand the sacrifice and allowances that both you and your family have made to make your service to the United States possible. In addition to our Yellow Ribbon Program participation and in-person military resource structures, we offer tuition discounts for military spouses as well as dependents – up to a 25 percent rate of reduction!
7. Accredited, Nationally Ranked and Globally Respected
Regent is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. In addition, the graduate schools within Regent have received prestigious accreditations and acknowledgements including the School of Nursing’s most recent CCNE accreditation.
Learn more about Regent’s accredited schools.
Regent has also been awarded several rankings by U.S. News & World Report, including:
· Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia
· Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia
· Best Online MBA Programs in Virginia
· Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) in Virginia
Regent has also received several awards from the Military Times, including:
· Top 10 Best for Vets Colleges: Online & Nontraditional
· Military Friendly Top 10 Schools
· Top 5 Military Friendly Private Schools offering Doctorate
8. A robust on-campus Military Resource Center for local and online students
Regent is equipped with an entire unit of former military service men and women whose passion is to help our military population succeed in their academic career. From assistance with applications, transfer credits and even connections to career resources, our Military Resource Center is here to stand in the gap.
9. More than 135 areas of study to choose from
You’ll find that there’s a degree plan for most everyone at Regent. From law to business, from cybersecurity to the humanities, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the area that interests you as you move forward in your life.
10. Values that align with yours
As someone intimately acquainted with military service, you’re already in the mix of serving and working with a higher purpose.
The same goes for those who choose Regent to earn their degree.
No matter what field of education you’d like to study, you can enter your program knowing that your professors and mentors will guide you on the path of blending top-ranked academics with a strong, faith-based value system.
While many schools focus on the “whats” and “hows” of learning, your education at Regent will go far beyond into your “why.” You’ll find purpose in your future and understand a higher calling infused in your career field.
Learn more about resources available to you at https://www.regent.edu/military/