CCLS Awards and DistinctionsRegis University Awards & Distinctions Regionally Accredited Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission Program Accreditations Regis University's Education Program is accredited and state-approved in Colorado, Wyoming and Nevada. Our undergraduate and graduate licensure programs (initial endorsement only) are and nationally approved through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). Distance Learning Accreditation Regis University has an annual enrollment of approximately 16,000 students and more than 40 percent of them earn their degree online through our accredited distance learning programs. University Accreditation is a process by which the services and operations of participating universities are examined by a third-party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. Should the university meet the accrediting agency's standards, the school receives accredited status. Potential students should be aware of online institutions that are either unaccredited or are accredited by agencies that are not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To verify the credentials of an accrediting agency, call the U.S.D.E. at (202) 219-7011 or visit their website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. U.S. News & World Report Regis University has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Top University in the West for 18 consecutive years. Additionally, Regis University is proud to have achieved the following 2012 Top Online Education Program Rankings recognitions: Our online bachelor's degree programs ranked in the top four percent for Teaching Practices and Student Engagement and in the top 25 percent for Student Services and Technology Our online master's degree programs in Education ranked in the top 10 percent for Teaching Practices and Student Engagement and in the top 20 percent for Student Services and Technology Our online Master’s degree programs in Business ranked in the top 25 percent for Student Services and Technology SuperScholar Smart Choice Ranking The online bachelor's degree programs from Regis University College for Professional Studies were recognized by SuperScholar in its inaugural Smart Choice ranking of the 25 Best Online Colleges and Universities of 2012. Regis University was ranked sixth among the regionally accredited schools with online undergraduate degree programs in the United States. Among the criteria considered were academic quality, student support services, and credibility and prestige in the marketplace. GI Jobs Top Military Friendly School Regis University College for Professional Studies has been named a Top Military Friendly School for 2013 by GI Jobs. U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll In March 2012, Regis University was named to the 2012 U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction by the Corporation for National & Community Service. Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Conference on Multicultural Affairs In June 2008, Regis University was the recipient of the Distinguished Program/Project Award and the Distinguished Program/Project Award Certificate of Merit by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Conference on Multicultural Affairs. Peter F. Drucker Foundation Award Presented with the Peter F. Drucker Foundation Award for Innovative Programs GetEducated.com GetEducated.com's Top 39 Best Buy Online Masters Degrees – Master of Nonprofit Management School of Computer and Information Sciences received a five year (2007–2012) certification from the National Security Agency's National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance. Recognitions Featured in Tom Peters' newsletter "On Achieving Excellence" and on the Wall Street Journal's front page for commitment to quality education for working professionals. Lauded as “One of the best in America at tending to the needs of adult learners” in the classic book What America Does Right by Robert H. Waterman (W. W. Norton & Company) Loretto Heights School of Nursing was recognized by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) for "creating an environment that fosters superior leadership skills in neonatal nursing practice."