U.S. News & World Report Ranks Regent the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s in Virginia – for the 11th Year in a Row
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Jan. 24, 2023) – Regent University continues to hold the No. 1 spot as the Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia, according to the newly-released rankings from the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs listing. It’s the 11th year in a row that Regent has secured this prestigious ranking.
“This recognition affirms our efforts to provide a transformative learning experience that prepares our students to lead in career fields that are paced by the speed of technology,” said Dr. William L. Hathaway, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “Enabling our students to learn from anywhere in the world, on their schedules, provides them with the tools and the time needed to change the world.”
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.
“Regent’s extensive online programs provide students the benefit of full control over their studies and ultimately their futures,” said Dr. Jason D. Baker, Associate Vice President for Academic Innovation and Design. “Distance and schedules are no longer obstacles for those seeking to advance their calling through education. Providing and cultivating excellence will continue to be Regent’s assignment—on campus and online.”
Here is a comprehensive look at Regent’s honored standings in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Program Rankings:
Virginia U.S. News & World Report Online Program Rankings
- #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 11 years in a row (2013-2023).
- #3 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA) in Virginia – Ranking in the Top 5 in this category for nine consecutive years (2015-2023).
- #6 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia – Top 10 ranking for 11 years in a row (2013-2023).
- #8 Best Online MBA Programs in Virginia – Receiving a Top 10 ranking for nine consecutive years (2015-2023).
Southeast U.S. News & World Report Online Program Rankings
- #28 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the Southeast
- #36 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA) in the Southeast
- #48 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in the Southeast
- #77 Best Online MBA Programs in the Southeast
Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
- #20 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Psychology
- #41 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans
- #65 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
- #66 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Business
Best Online Master’s in Education Programs
- #30 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans
- #117 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs
Best Online MBA Programs
- #202 Best Online MBA Programs
Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA)
- #119 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA)
Regent 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 15-week sessions. To learn more about Regent’s prestigious degree programs, visit regent.edu/programs.
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 (Study.com, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for ten years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2022).