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Regent University's online degree programs have again earned top accolades, according to Best Online rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

Regent University Among Best in Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Programs Rankings

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 14, 2020) – Regent University has again earned top accolades for its online education programs, according to Best Online rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, the leading authority on university rankings.

In its 2020 “Best Online Programs” rankings, Regent University’s College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) again scored #1 for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” among Virginia schools, the eighth year in a row that Regent has earned the top position. Regent’s School of Education (SOE) and School of Business & Leadership (SBL) also earned very high marks respectively in Virginia for “Best Online Graduate Education Programs” (#5) , “Online Graduate Education Programs, non-MBA” (#3), and “Best Online MBA Programs” (#7).

Nationally, Regent scored #58 out of more than 350 schools for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.” Regent also was named for “Best Online Graduate Business Programs, non-MBA” (#78), “Best Online Graduate Education Programs” (#89) and “Best Online MBA Programs” (#142) nationally.

“In just the last month, Regent has not only placed among the top online programs nationwide from U.S. News & World Report, but the university also earned its 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the highest level that a university can be awarded from that organization,” said Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, Regent’s founder, chancellor and CEO. “I praise the Lord for our faculty and staff and their incredible achievements – what a great way to start the new decade.”

In the Southeast, Regent’s online programs ranked #21 for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs,” #35 for “Best Online Graduate Education Programs,” #23 for “Best Online Graduate Business Programs, non-MBA,” and #52 for “Best Online MBA Programs.”

Regent also scored highly for its programs for veterans, including “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans” (#39), “Best Online Graduate Education Programs for Veterans” (#27), “Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans” (#33) and “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans” (#71).

“Our goal is always to deliver the highest quality education, whether students are studying on campus or online,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riano, executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “Receiving such top online rankings as these from U.S. News & World Report is further evidence that Regent is not only fulfilling that goal but is a destination of choice for online higher education.”

The 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings assess the programs of regionally accredited institutions across several online disciplines including Online Graduate Programs, Online MBA & Graduate Business Programs, and Online Graduate Education Programs. U.S. News & World Report evaluates online programs based on Engagement, Services and Technologies, Faculty Credentials and Training, and Expert Opinion. Learn more about the U.S. News & World Report methodology.


Founded in 1977, Regent University has nearly 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 from a Christian perspective in 135+ program areas including business, communication and the arts, divinity, education, government, healthcare and nursing, law, leadership, and psychology. Currently, Regent University is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.

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