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Regent Ranked #1 Online Bachelor’s in Virginia by USNWR Communication Building

For 10 Consecutive Years, Regent University Ranked #1 Online Bachelor’s in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 25, 2022) – For the tenth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Regent University the #1 Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia. In the 2022 online program rankings released today, Regent also received the top rating in Virginia for Best Online Bachelor’s Program for Veterans and Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Psychology.

Online learning has been vital for students looking to fulfill their academic goals while also balancing work and life demands. As noted by Regent’s executive vice president for Academic Affairs, Dr. William L. Hathaway, “Regent is ahead of the curve; we’ve excelled in the online space for more than a decade and are grateful to be recognized as a persistent leader in online education.”

Hathaway attributes Regent’s top-ranked online program accolades to “innovative course designers, faculty members and administrators who simply make it their chief concern to help our students to succeed in earning respected degrees.”

U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 1,720 online bachelor’s and master’s programs in four key categories: faculty credentials and training, student engagement, student services and technology, and surveys of high-ranking academic officials. Faculty credentials measure how closely the online instructor’s credentials mirror on-campus faculty’s credentials. Engagement refers to how well the degree programs allow students to interact with professors and fellow students. Student services and technology evaluates the various tools and methods used to enable students to complete their courses at a distance. Student excellence is also considered at the graduate level to measure proven aptitudes, ambitions and accomplishments of students who enter an online program.

“We regularly ask ourselves, ‘How can we develop better tools and systems to prepare our graduates to succeed and also to lead in their fields?’” said Dr. Jason D. Baker, associate vice president for Educational Innovation. “It’s the intersection of knowledge and faith; technology, rigor and mentorship that we continually reach for. That’s the difference a Regent student will experience.”

Regent University received the following honors in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Rankings:

Virginia U.S. News & World Report Online Program Rankings

  • #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 10 years in a row (2013-2022).
  • #3 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA) in Virginia – Ranking in the Top 5 in this category for eight consecutive years (2015-2022).
  • #5 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia for 10 years in a row (2013-2022).
  • #7 Best Online MBA Programs in Virginia – Receiving a Top 10 ranking for eight consecutive years (2015-2022).

Southeast U.S. News & World Report Online Program Rankings

  • #26 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the Southeast
  • #29 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA) in the Southeast
  • #47 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in the Southeast
  • #65 Best Online MBA Programs in the Southeast

Best Online Bachelor’s Programs

  • #21 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Psychology
  • #44 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans
  • #61 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Business
  • #68 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs

Best Online Master’s in Education Programs

  • #31 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans
  • #108 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs

    Best Online MBA Programs
  • #91 Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans
  • #159 Best Online MBA Programs

    Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA)
  • #35 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA) for Veterans
  • #87 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA)

Regent University offers top-ranked online programs designed to provide exceptional quality, flexibility, and affordability. Students can choose from 150+ areas of study offered in convenient eight-week and fifteen-week sessions. To explore Regent’s prestigious degree programs, visit regent.edu/programs.

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About Regent University

Founded in 1978, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university with 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 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 is ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (Study.com, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for 10 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2022).