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 to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Regent University.
The American Bar Association (ABA) fully approves the School of Law. The Council of the Section of Legal Accreditation and Admissions to the Bar, 321 N. Clark St., 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, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, 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 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredits Regent’s RN to B.S. in Nursing program.
The School of Education’s educational leadership and teacher preparation programs and the College of Arts and Science’s interdisciplinary studies program are awarded accreditation by the Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, to 12/31/2023. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that these programs offer to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
The following business programs at Regent University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP): Bachelor’s of Science in Business (all concentrations); Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting; Master of Business Administration.
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 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. In June 2016, the ATS Board of Commissioners approved a three-year experimental online Doctor of Ministry program, permitting online instruction to fulfill residency requirements.
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).