Just starting my third year, and I have mostly good things to say. Instructors are knowledgeable, classes are appropriately difficult (except stats. That one's a nightmare though the instructor is top notch. There's just so much material!). And the program... Read More is trying hard to move me along to the next stage. I'm a self-starter, and this program has a lot of opportunity for people who don't need hand-holding every step of the way. The only really hateable part of this program is the insistence on "discussion boards" which are pointless attempts to get us to "know" our fellow students. All we do is tape ourselves praising one another's postings without any real interaction. The university should just drop this entire artificial effort. It's an online program by choice. If I wanted to get to know my fellow students, I'd do brick and mortar. But I'm an adult with a busy life and my own network, and I'll never see these geographically scattered people in real life. The discussion boards lend nothing to the educational experience. Despite that one significant concern, though, Regent has been a great program. As to religious concerns mentioned elsewhere: I love that I can include faith-based conversation in my papers, if I want, and I won't be looked at sideways. Even though I'm not an Evangelical Christian, my contributions have been treated with respect by professors and other students. So props for that.
Excellent online program. I obtained an EdS degree in a little over 2 years. The professors gave excellent input into my learning. The online courses are well designed. Chosen textbooks were very educational. Advising was excellent and Spirit led. Christian... Read More ideals are interwoven into classes. Professors respect Christian ideas and will never undermine your faith as professors do in secular schools do. The school is very diverse in its student population. I would definitely recommend this online university to students seeking a graduate degree.
The MBA program at Regent was a horrible experience, especially if you plan on using military benefits. There are hardly any on-campus classes, and only online classes available during the summer, so youll rarely receive your full housing allowance. If... Read More I had known this, I would have gone to ODU instead. The courses are only 8 weeks long, which may sound great, but they assign a months worth of work in 2 weeks. You learn nothing of value at the end of your 8 weeks because youre just rushing to get work done. The summer sessions overlap so your struggling to finish work in one class while starting another. Additionally, many of the professors seem to be on some kind of power trip. They use intimidation and fear to get what they want, acting as if they are all powerful, and every allowance provided is a special gift. If you question anything, or debate a teacher on a grade or assignment, then youre called ungrateful. Professors are slow to respond, dont show up to class at all, or send you important messages using methods that you receive no notification for. This doesnt work for a program that should be designed for working adults, military, or people with families. No one actually teaches you unless you get an on-campus class. For online classes, you spend thousands of dollars to teach yourself things you dont know anything about. You spend hundreds on required books that you never even use, or only use once. There is the rare great professor, but theyre hard to to find. The advisors are a piece of work. You call and leave a message and no one gets back to you. You send a direct email and you get no response. You finally get someone and they dont even give you the right answers, or make you take more classes than youre supposed to. For a Christian school, they dont seem to have many Christian values.