Regent University


Regent University is one of the nation's leading academic centers for Christian thought and action.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Regent University
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464


Phone: 757-226-2075


Organization details

EIN: 541061178

CEO/President: Stephen Bruce

Chairman: Phil Walker

Board size: 15

Founder: Pat Robinson

Year founded: 1978

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Our vision is to be the most influential, Christian, transformational university in the world. From its inception, Regent University's focus has been on transforming the world. The motto of the school, Christian Leadership to Change the World, points to our desire to impact lives across the globe. Regent is accomplishing this vision by consistently delivering excellent graduate and undergraduate programs both online and on campus in order to prepare Christian leaders for lives of significant purpose and service. With the university's stature as an institution of excellence ever increasing, we humbly but expectantly move to an even higher level of academic quality and global influence.

Mission statement

Regent University serves as a center of Christian thought and action to provide excellent education through a biblical perspective and global context equipping Christian leaders to change the world.

Statement of faith

Regent University is a Christ-centered institution. The board of trustees, along with the faculty and staff of the university, is committed to an evangelical interpretation and application of the Christian faith. The campus community is closely identified with the present-day renewal movement, which emphasizes the gifts, fruit and ministries of the Holy Spirit. All employees are expected to understand and adhere to the following articles of belief: That the Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible and authoritative source of Christian doctrine and precept. That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That man was created in the image of God but, as a result of sin, is lost and powerless to save himself. That the only hope for man is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, the virgin-born Son of God, who died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of mankind, and who rose from the dead so that by receiving Him as Savior and Lord, man is redeemed by His blood. That Jesus Christ will personally return to earth in power and glory. That the Holy Spirit indwells those who receive Christ for the purpose of enabling them to live righteous and holy lives. That the Church is the Body of Christ and is composed of all those who through belief in Christ have been spiritually regenerated by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The mission of the Church is worldwide evangelism and the nurturing and discipling of Christians.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating249 of 66032 of 86
Fund acquisition rating541 of 66278 of 86
Resource allocation rating170 of 66219 of 86
Asset utilization rating149 of 66014 of 86

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,325,319$2,715,394$9,601,661$9,681,066$7,701,987
Short-term investments$66,281,374$79,773,424$80,600,302$89,105,167$73,314,152
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$69,684,331$83,802,434$91,331,825$101,239,273$84,479,362
Long-term investments$23,952,699$31,114,160$31,824,192$43,385,000$81,977,800
Fixed assets$99,110,075$102,380,202$104,063,840$108,060,046$111,135,680
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$123,062,774$133,494,362$135,888,032$151,445,046$193,113,480
Total assets$192,747,105$217,296,796$227,219,857$252,684,319$277,592,842
Payables and accrued expenses$11,705,200$13,002,781$11,657,902$9,987,323$9,991,100
Other current liabilities$886,789$925,041$1,031,681$997,656$817,575
Total current liabilities$12,591,989$13,927,822$12,689,583$10,984,979$10,808,675
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$387,247$387,250$387,250
Total long-term liabilities$122,663,061$123,329,610$120,848,514$121,455,278$122,032,134
Total liabilities$135,255,050$137,257,432$133,538,097$132,440,257$132,840,809
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$4,595,978$4,298,140$3,704,458$4,116,011$4,403,694
Permanently restricted$21,070,550$20,624,678$19,689,042$21,108,396$21,015,628
Net assets$57,492,055$80,039,364$93,681,760$120,244,062$144,752,033
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,613,515$1,502,042$2,283,295$2,525,161$2,182,880
Program service revenue$131,077,303$121,396,665$107,760,566$86,849,821$83,591,567
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,893,457($437,586)$5,641,928$2,007,074($1,721,248)
Other revenue$275,755$323,002$492,997$10,558,855$10,300,002
Total other revenue$142,246,515$121,282,081$113,895,491$99,415,750$92,170,321
Total revenue$143,860,030$122,784,123$116,178,786$101,940,911$94,353,201
Program services$141,946,584$127,310,747$110,528,514$104,279,259$98,971,208
Management and general$17,427,670$16,767,413$21,032,651$14,675,014$13,780,299
Total expenses$161,651,507$146,227,731$134,307,552$123,197,264$116,216,820
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($17,791,477)($23,443,608)($18,128,766)($21,256,353)($21,863,619)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($17,791,477)($23,443,608)($18,128,766)($21,256,353)($21,863,619)

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The history of Regent University is an inspiring testament of what vision backed by excellence, innovation and integrity can accomplish. Dr. M.G. "Pat" Robertson had an inspired vision of establishing a graduate-level institution that would train capable men and women for the challenge of representing Christ in their professions. In 1977, his vision materialized - a 70-acre parcel of land in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was cleared, the foundation was poured for the university's first building, and an institution was incorporated as CBN University. The following year, 77 students began classes in modest, rented facilities nearby. Today, thousands of students are earning their associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at Regent University. Throughout its dramatic growth as a global center for Christian thought and action, the university has remained steadfast to its mission - Christian Leadership to Change the World.

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