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Regent University Ranked #1 Best College in Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (November 19, 2020) – Regent University has been named the #1 best college in Virginia in 2020 by Best Value Schools​. Regent was awarded the top ranking among 24 colleges in Virginia in the 2020 report.

“Regent University is committed to educating Christian leaders to change the world,” said Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, founder, chancellor and CEO of Regent University. “Being recognized as the top college in Virginia underscores our deep commitment to academic excellence and exemplary student outcomes.”

According to the report, Regent ranks highly for online and on-campus education, providing students with the skills needed to succeed academically, professionally, personally and spiritually. Regent was also ranked one of the top 20 best online bachelor’s programs in the nation, and one of the top 15 best bachelor’s programs for veterans by U.S. News and World Report.

“We are grateful for this accolade recognizing the exemplary education offered to thousands of students at Regent University,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “This independent, industry recognition illustrates that Regent University is the destination of choice for higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

“Regent University excels at providing a quality education for their students,” noted a spokesperson at Best Value Schools. “Regent provides students with exceptional experiences and education, and was selected based on its quality, cost, and student satisfaction.”

In 2020, Regent was also ranked the #1 accredited online college in the United States, in a report from

“Now, more than ever before, college students need high-quality academics and an engaging student experience,” said Moreno-Riaño. “As the #1 college in Virginia, Regent delivers both.”


Founded in 1977, Regent University has 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 from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.