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A group of five Regent University students that are military affiliated.

Regent University Named #2 Best Military Friendly® School for 2024-25

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 27, 2024) – Regent University earned a national top-tier ranking by Military Friendly® Schools for the academic year 2024–25. Regent’s #2 ranking in the “private offering doctorate” category secured a Top 10: Military Spouse Friendly School distinction.

“Being recognized nationally with a #2 ranking affirms our unwavering commitment to veterans, service members, and their families,” said John Cordero, Director of Military Affairs at Regent. “Our military community lives by the principles of service and sacrifice. Our university works to honor that profound dedication by striving to provide our service members, veterans, and their families the world-class education they so richly deserve.”

He added, “Military-connected students have cultivated a unique set of qualities that align with the components of servant leadership. Those proficiencies, along with discipline, adaptability, and resilience, enrich our educational culture and provide a great deal of value to the Regent experience.”

Military Friendly® is an organization that is committed to creating better outcomes for military affiliated students by providing positive reinforcement for American organizations that invest in programs that improve their lives. Each award category was determined by the assessment of both public data about the university and proprietary data gathered through Military Friendly® Schools surveys. 

Over 1,800 schools participated in this year’s survey. Awards were earned for providing leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs for military-affiliated students. 

For more information on the programs and services available to active-duty service members, veterans, and their families at Regent University, please visit the Military Resource Center.

About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university, with more than 13,000 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 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 12 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2024).