November 27, 2020

Regent’s College in London to obtain univesity status

Regent’s College in the United Kingdom is expected next month to become only the second private college to get university status from the British government. Among Regent’s campuses is Regent’s American College London where students may obtain a degree through Webster University.

The transition from private college to private university means federal funding for Regent’s and their eight campuses.

Regent’s was founded in 1984 as an outpost for the Rockford College in Illinois.

Regent’s school principal Aldwyn Cooper said the process has taken so long because the college has been working closely with the British government. Private colleges are much rarer in Britain compared to the United States with only one other private university, The University of Buckingham, receiving funding from the government.

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