Regent University is a private coeducational interdenominational Christian university located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States. The university, founded by Pat Robertson, which began as Christian Broadcasting Network University in 1978, became Regent University in 1989. A satellite campus located in Alexandria, Virginia, was sold in 2008. Regent offers an extensive distance education program in addition to its traditional on-campus programs. Through its eight academic schools, Regent offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in over 30 courses of study. Regent University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Association of Theological Schools.