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Regent University ranked #1 out of 50 in's list of Best Online Accredited Schools. VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 3, 2020) –, a leading online education platform, recently released its list of Top 50 Best Accredited Online Colleges, ranking Regent University #1.

“Regent University is pleased to receive this prestigious ranking during this unprecedented time,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “’s ranking confirms what other nationally respected ranking bodies and students throughout the country have concluded: Regent is the destination of choice for high-quality online education.”

After scouring through data from respected sources in education, such as the U.S. Department of Education and various accrediting agencies, compiled its robust list of contenders. Factors such as regional, national and specialty accreditations were weighed with a variety of fields of study and online program options. Accessibility, affordability and quality of education were top determinants.

At a time when much of the nation is adhering to stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizes Regent as a national leader in online education. With a leading-edge online infrastructure, Regent received additional praise for providing on-campus students with a seamless transition as they switched to learning fully online, during this crisis.

“As we continue to excel in the work of the Lord, students can expect exceptional instruction online and an engaging student experience,” said Claire Foster, vice president for University Marketing & Public Relations. “I encourage students to use this time as an opportunity to invest in their future by taking online classes at Regent.”

Regent is offering its Social Distancing ScholarshipTM — $250 to all new students — through June 11, 2021. To start earning your online bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, call 800.373.5504.


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, the arts, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, 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.