Accreditations & Memberships
Regent University (its undergraduate school and graduate schools) is accredited or licensed by, or a member of, the following bodies:
Regent University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Regent University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Regent University School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the The American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has accredited the following programs in the School of Psychology & Counseling: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Arts in School Counseling, Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, and Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision (first fully online CACREP-accredited CES Ph.D. program, celebrating 15 years). Phone: 703.535.5990, Mailing Address: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, 500 Montgomery Street Suite 350 Alexandria, VA 22314.
The Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA), accredits the doctoral program in clinical psychology of the School of Psychology & Counseling. Phone: 202.336.5979, Mailing Address: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.
The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at Regent University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The School of Education’s educational leadership and teacher preparation programs and the College of Arts & Science’s interdisciplinary studies and secondary licensure tracks programs are awarded accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, to 12/31/2023. The programs accredited are Educational Leadership, Elementary Education (M.Ed.), K-12 Special Education, Gifted Education, Career Switcher (Alternative Licensure) for Middle and High Schools, English as a Second Language, Reading Specialist, Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Secondary Teacher Licensure tracks. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that these programs offer to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes. 1140 19th St NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036, (202) 223-0077.
In April 2022, Regent University received a 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, B.S. in Business program, and B.S. in Accounting program. The following three business programs were added to Regent’s ACBSP portfolio by receiving 10 years of initial accreditation: B.S. in Marketing, B.S. in Management, and B.S. in Human Resource Management. ACBSP world headquarters: 1150 West 119th Street Overland Park, KS 66213; 913.339.9356.
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) accredits the School of Divinity, and the following degree programs are approved: M.A. in Apologetics & Cosmogony, M.A. in Christian Spirituality & Formation, M.A. in Practical Theology, M.T.S., M.Div., Th.M., D.Min. and Ph.D. in Renewal Theology. Approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program. The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, Phone: 412.788.6505.
Regent University is authorized to operate in the state of Virginia and is exempt from the requirements of certification provided by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).