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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Online classes are delivered in 8-week sessions with two 8-week sessions per semester. A total of six 8-week sessions are offered throughout the year.
First year of program 2003-2004

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 31
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 156
Average online teaching experience 4 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 89%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 79%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 72%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 29
Part-time faculty with doctorate 80
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 23
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 19
Average class size 16
Maximum class size 25

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 11
Online courses 375
Five most popular majors
Psychology, General 22%
Organizational Behavior Studies 14%
Business Administration and Management, General 14%
English Language and Literature, General 14%
Religion/Religious Studies 12%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General
History
History, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Psychology
Psychology, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Our accredited programs prepare Christian leaders through academic excellence that is challenging, flexible and is in the top 6% of affordable programs. Our top rated curriculum is taught by distinguished professors and recognized with a highly respected “A” rating by ACTA that is given to only 2% of our nation’s universities. We offer expedited 3-year programs and partnerships with Regent University’s graduate schools enable students to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in four years.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students Most

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 12
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order No
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Because of the importance of ensuring academic integrity, Regent subscribes to SafeAssign offered through Blackboard's HELP tab and listed under Blackboard Basics. The university has asked its instructors to submit student papers to the scrutiny of the SafeAssign software or other academic integrity software at their discretion including when they suspect the presence of plagiarism in a student's paper.

List of Student Assessments Administered

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available Yes
Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment ETS Proficiency Profile
Other assessment results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1 year
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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