Facts & Historical Highlights about Regis University Quick Facts about Regis NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, numbers used are current as of June 26, 2013 LOCATION Regis University is located in Denver, Colorado. In addition to the Lowell (main) campus, the University has satellite campuses in Colorado Springs, Denver Technology Center, Interlocken at Broomfield, Loveland and Thornton (dual language campus). RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION Catholic Jesuit ACCREDITATION Regis University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. MISSION Since 1877, Regis University has been educating men and women of all ages to take leadership roles and to make a positive impact in a changing society. Standing within the Catholic and United States traditions, the University is inspired by the particular Jesuit vision of Ignatius Loyola, a vision that challenges us to attain the inner freedom to make intelligent choices. Regis is one of 28 Catholic Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. PRESIDENT Father John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J. (Society of Jesus), since June 1, 2012. COLLEGES Regis University comprises three colleges: Regis College, College for Professional Studies (CPS), Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP). ENROLLMENT 14,641 (7,165 undergraduate, 7,476 graduate); 2,135 Regis College, 3,068 Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, 9,417 College for Professional Studies, 21 ancillary programs DIVERSITY 93 American Indian/Alaskan Native – 0.6%, 621 Asian – 4.2%, 950 Black, Non-Hispanic – 6.5%, 1,682 Hispanic – 11.5%, 9,343 White, Non-Hispanic – 63.8%, 13 Native Hawaiian - 0.1%, 1,635 Unknown – 11.2%, 134 Non-Resident Alien – 0.9% HOUSING West Hall, O’Connell Hall, DeSmet Hall, Townhomes. ALUMNI 68,209 STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO 14:1 DEGREES AWARDED (2011-12) 3,152 total, 1,322 undergraduate, 1,830 graduate COMMUNITY SERVICE During 2012, 4,675 Regis University students contributed nearly 140,000 hours of community service FACULTY 309 faculty, 1,796 affiliate faculty STAFF 649 JESUITS 6 TRUSTEES 33 voting members (Regis University is governed by a Board of Trustees) FINANCIAL PROFILE $162,632.869 million operating budget; $50,315,415 million endowment (as of April 30, 2013) TUITION Regis College - $31,824 annually; CPS and RHCHP amount varies. Historical Highlights 2013 In 2013, Regis University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for the second consecutive year. During the past two years, three Regis University professors – two from Regis College and one from the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions – were awarded Fulbright Awards. The Regis College Teacher Education Program became the first in Colorado to be approved for the new Culturally and Linguistically Diverse endorsement standards at the undergraduate education level. 2012 Regis University hosted the first Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins international “Think Tank” designed to envision and chart the future of a program that has been providing online education to refugees in Kenya, Malawi and Syria. On June 1, 2012, Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., became the 24th president of Regis University. 2011 In August 2011, Regis University opened its dual language campus in Thornton, Colo., marking the first university-level accelerated dual language programs in the western United States designed for developing student skills in English and Spanish. In May 2011, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Vatican Ambassador to the United States, received an honorary degree from Regis University. Archbishop Sambi received a Doctor of Public and Ecclesial Service, Honoris Causa, during the May 8 spring commencement ceremony. 2009 In November 2009, Regis University senior William Gohl became the second Regis University student recognized as an American Rhodes Scholar. In fall 2009, 53 students became part of the first Doctor of Pharmacy class as the School of Pharmacy in the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions officially opened its doors. U.S. News & World Report has named Regis University a "Top School" among colleges and universities in the Western United States. The national publication has ranked Regis in its top tier for 17 consecutive years. 2006 In October 2006, David Trimble became the 13th Nobel Laureate to visit the Regis University campus in eight years. The other 12 Nobel Peace Prize recipients hosted on campus include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Elie Wiesel, John Hume, Betty Williams, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Jose Ramos-Horta, Oscar Arias, Jody Williams and Lech Walesa. 2001 - 2003 Regis University's first doctoral program, in physical therapy, began classes in fall 2001. The first doctoral degrees in University history were awarded in December 2003. 2000 In 2000, Regis University student Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick was selected for the USA Today College All-Academic Team. Two nursing students in the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions have received the prestigious Fuld Fellowship. Only 52 fellowships are offered nationwide annually. The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded Regis University the prestigious Clare Boothe Luce Professorships twice and the prestigious Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships four times. 1999 In 1999, the Rueckert-Hartman School for Health Professions (now the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions) celebrated its 10th anniversary in 1999 with a keynote address by Elizabeth Dole, former American Red Cross President and former U.S. presidential candidate. Four years in succession, Regis University professors -- two from Regis College and two from the School for Professional Studies -- were awarded Fulbright professorships. Sports Illustrated and NBC News have both produced features on Regis University's Men's Basketball Head Coach Lonnie Porter. The focus was Porter's 95 percent graduation rate among his players and his commitment to directing his student-athletes into community service. Regis University's School for Professional Studies' (now College for Professional Studies) innovative approach to delivering high-quality adult education programs was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal and was recognized by the Peter F. Drucker Foundation. 1993-1994 Regis' Corporate Partnerships with Adolph Coors Company, AT&T and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers were featured in Tom Peters' January 1994 newsletter, On Achieving Excellence and in Robert H. Waterman, Jr.'s book What America Does Right. In 1993, Regis University student Hung Pham was selected for the USA Today College All-Academic Team. On August 12, 1993, Regis University hosted the historic first meeting between Pope John Paul II and President William Clinton. 1988 Regis University student MaryAnn Lehmkuhle O'Hara, now a doctor, was recognized as an American Rhodes Scholar in 1988.