Regis University


Regis University Degree Programs In the Jesuit Tradition

Regis University appears in our ranking of the 20 Best Online Bachelor’s in Computer Science.

The Jesuits are a Catholic group known for their emphasis on educational programs. In that tradition, Regis University offers 132 degree programs for traditional students, post-traditional students and graduate students, including master’s degrees, doctorates and certificates. Regis even offers a degree in Craft Brewing.

The degree programs are housed in five colleges: The Reukert-Hartman College of Health Professions, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Computer and Information Sciences, Regis College, which contains most undergraduate programs and The College of Contemporary Liberal Studies which is where the adult learning programs are located. Degree programs are offered in traditional, online and accelerated (dual degree) formats. Most bachelor’s programs at Regis University require 120 credit-hours. This includes the university liberal arts general education component, lower division courses and the upper division major courses.

Degrees at Regis include business programs such as Accounting, Computer Science, Business Administration (offered as a post-traditional or a traditional degree format) and Business Management (online, accelerated or traditional) with specialties in Human Resource Management, Marketing and Project Management. Degrees included are the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and a minor. The BSBA is offered in the traditional format and as a post-traditional program online, in the classroom or as an accelerated program.

Biology programs include Biology, Biochemistry, Applied Environmental Biochemistry, A Master of Biomedical Sciences and others. The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree, for instance, requires the students to take university general education courses, 20 credit-hours in lower division courses such as Principles of Chemistry and Statistics for the Life Sciences, and 25 credit hours in upper division courses such as the Genetics Laboratory and the Biology Research Colloquium.

Criminology is another popular major at Regis. The US News and World Report ranks the online graduate course in criminology as # 51 through #67 in its listings. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is offered online or in a traditional classroom format. The Master of Science in Criminology can be earned online or on campus and is offered as an accelerated BS to MS degree.

About Regis University

Regis is a private, coeducational school that began in 1877 as a small college in Las Vegas, New Mexico, that was founded by the Jesuit Society. In 1884, the Bishop of Denver asked the Jesuits to begin a college in Morrison, Colorado. The new school was Sacred Heart College. Eventually, the two merged and became Regis College. That institution also merged with Loretto Heights College which was a women’s Catholic school in Denver to finally become Regis University.

The university is ranked by the US News and World Report as #26 of Regional Universities West. It has been on the top school listing for 23 consecutive years. It also ranks as #16 of Best Colleges for Veterans and as #29 for the Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs. There are 3,874 students at Regis, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes have fewer than 20 students.

Regis University Accreditation Details

Regis University is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools of the Higher Education Commission. There are also several programs and departments that hold special accreditation. These are:

  • Accrediting Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Accrediting Board for Applied Science, Computing, Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • American Chemical Society Commission of Professional Training (CPT)
  • Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)

Regis University Application Requirements

Students must apply to Regis University electronically. Documents that must be submitted by undergraduate applicants are the official SAT/ACT scores, the student’s high school transcript, and a current resume. Additionally, applicants must complete the personal statement essay found in the online application form and pay a non-refundable $50 application fee.

Students that are applying to graduate programs should submit the official transcript of all collegiate coursework, letters of recommendation, official GRE or MAT scores and the non-refundable application fee of $50. The fee is waived if the student earned his undergraduate degree from Regis University. Graduate students are also required to have a personal interview, and there may be additional requisites by department.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for an undergraduate student at Regis University is $18,230 per semester. That figure is based on 12-18 credits taken full-time. Tuition for a part-time student is $1,139 per credit hour. Housing fees average between $2,640 and $3,640 per semester for a double room. Meal plans average about $2,500 per semester. Books and supplies are estimated at $900 per semester, and students should budget for personal expenses as well.

Graduate tuition at Regis varies by program but averages $530 and up per credit-hour.

Most students at Regis receive financial aid to pay their educational costs. To get the help they need, the first step for students is completing the FAFSA form. The Free Application for Federal Student Assistance is the primary source of financial aid for many students. The government program awards grants, subsidized and unsubsidized student and parent loans and work-study opportunities to applicants based on their financial need.

Colorado offers money for higher education as well. The Colorado Student Grant, The Colorado College Responsibilities Grant, The College Opportunity Grant and others are needs-based grants. There is also money available for people who meet certain criteria such as being a member of a minority population. Students in teaching programs can apply for the TEACH Grant that helps future teachers who commit to working in at-risk areas or with underserved populations. Regis University sponsors scholarships for students with financial need and also merit-based awards. There are scholarships for students in specific programs too. The university has athletics scholarships and funds for other educational aid funded by private individuals. All of these can be found on the university website. Additionally, service organizations and corporate sponsors fund scholarships.

Students who do not have enough scholarship and grant money to meet their financial obligations may consider taking out student loans or availing themselves of work-study opportunities and/or part-time jobs. There are many ways to afford a degree from Regis University.

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