U.S. News & World Report Ranks Regent University a Tier 1 Best National University for the Fifth Year
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Sept. 18, 2023) – Regent University has once again been named a “Top Tier” institution by U.S. News and World Report on its 2024 Best Colleges Rankings.
U.S. News assessed nearly 1,500 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions before placing Regent in the top 25% of those measured. Colleges ranked #1 – #436 were considered Top National Universities, and Regent was included in this group, among universities like Princeton, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, and Yale. Regent received a similar recognition from U.S. News for 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023 and now 2024.
“We are humbled by this honor and count it as an affirmation of the highest-quality education and spiritual guidance that our faculty and staff provide at every opportunity,” said Dr. William L. Hathaway, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Regent. “Our assignment is great—to cultivate Christian Leadership to Change the World. We will continue to serve our students with excellence, innovation and integrity—and equip them as graduates to provide the same standards within their chosen fields.”
U.S. News also ranked Regent University in three other categories:
Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs (Tier 287-554)
This ranking was determined by a peer assessment of deans and faculty members of computer science departments throughout the United States who rated the academic quality of peer institutions’ computer science programs.
Best Undergraduate Psychology Programs (#489)
This ranking was determined by a peer assessment of deans and faculty members of undergraduate psychology departments throughout the United States who rated the academic quality of peer institutions’ psychology programs.
Top Performers on Social Mobility Among National Universities (#134)
The social mobility ranking measures the extent to which schools enroll and graduate students who receive federal Pell grants.
The Best Colleges rankings evaluate colleges and universities on a total of 19 key measures of academic quality—including student retention, student graduation rates, graduate earnings, full-time faculty, student-to-faculty ratio, financial resources and more.
Please visit www.usnews.com/colleges for a complete list of this year’s rankings.
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 11 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2023).