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Regent University Class of 2022 Commencement ceremony on the library portico on the Virginia Beach campus.

Regent University Celebrates the 2022 Year in Review

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Dec. 28, 2022) – In 2022, Regent University celebrated historic growth, launched exciting new initiatives, and received notable accolades and awards. The following summary provides a few notable highlights from the 2022 year in review. 

  • Over 13,000 Students: Regent University enrolled more than 13,000 students on campus and online.
  • Record-Breaking Credit Hours: Regent students registered for 95,995 credit hours in the fall 2022 semester – the highest number of credits in school history.
  • Largest Graduating Class: With 2,559 degrees conferred, the class of 2022 was the largest graduating class in Regent’s history. Regent’s 42nd Commencement exercises were celebrated on campus with the three highest-ranking officials in the Commonwealth of Virginia: Gov. Glenn Youngkin gave the keynote address at Commencement; Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears was honored as Regent’s Alumna of the Year; and Atty. Gen. Jason Miyares gave the keynote address at the School of Law Commissioning ceremony.
  • Incoming Freshman Class Had Highest Average GPA: The fall 2022 on-campus freshman cohort was 10% larger than last fall, and these incoming freshmen had an average GPA of 3.67 – the highest average GPA in Regent history.
  • Tuition Discount for First Responders: To honor the nation’s first responders, Regent University deployed a 25% tuition discount for firefighters, law enforcement, emergency medical services and rescue workers.
  • Institute of Music & Worship: Regent unveiled a new Institute of Music & Worship – a world-class center for innovative training in music and worship arts – to train the next generation of musicians and worship leaders for global impact.
  • ACBSP Reaffirmation of Accreditation: Regent’s MBA, B.S. in Business, and B.S. in Accounting received a 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The B.S. in Marketing, B.S. in Management, and B.S. in Human Resources received a 10-year initial accreditation from ACBSP.
  • “Great Colleges to Work For” Honor Roll: For the 14th year, Regent University was ranked a “Great College to Work For” and, for the first time, Regent received honors in all 10 categories on the Honor Roll.

“We praise and thank the LORD for His abundant provision and blessing upon Regent University throughout the past year,” said Dr. William L. Hathaway, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “As we begin the new year, we commit ourselves evermore to pursuing excellence, innovation, and integrity as we advance Regent’s mission of Christian Leadership to Change the World.”

About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s Premier Christian University with more than 13,000 students studying online and on campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 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 has been 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 ten consecutive years (U.S. News & World Report, 2022).