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Regent University Receives “2021 Great College to Work For” Ranking

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (September 17, 2021) – Regent University has been ranked as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For® program. This is the 13th time that Regent has been recognized in this program.

Great Colleges to Work For, Regent University in Virginia.

The results, released today in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 38,000 faculty and staff at 196 colleges and universities. In total, 70 of the 196 institutions surveyed achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies

“We at Regent are delighted to once again receive the high-honored distinction of being one of the ‘Great Colleges to Work For.’ It is our goal to provide the best possible work environment for our employees,” remarked Regent’s founder, chancellor & CEO, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson. “Our university is blessed with extraordinary faculty and staff who contribute daily to furthering our mission of Christian Leadership to Change the World.”

Regent University won honors in four categories this year:

  • Job Satisfaction & Support
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness
  • Faculty Experience

The ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey© measured ten core dimensions, plus a Faculty Experience dimension, reflecting managerial and organizational competencies.

The Great Colleges to Work For® survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: a questionnaire that captured employment data and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. Employee feedback was the primary factor in deciding whether an institution would receive recognition.

The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all current and previous recognized institutions, visit the Great Colleges website at ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.


About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university with more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University is ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for nine years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2021).