Regis University, formerly known as Regis College, is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic, Jesuit university in Denver, Colorado. Regis College was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1877. It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Regis is divided into five colleges: Regis College, The Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, the College for Professional Studies, the College of Computer and Information Sciences, and the College of Business and Economics. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In 2013, the Regis University web site stated that it had obtained a top tier ranking as one of the best colleges and universities in the United States in the western region for 19 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Regis College houses the traditional, undergraduate (and Masters of Art in Education & Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences) programs. These programs are designed for recent high school graduates, or transfer students, with little or no professional work experience. Regis college offers a choice of majors, minors, emphases, and pre-professional tracts. Students wishing to enter the nursing, physical therapy, or pharmacy programs often enter Regis College to complete pre-requisite requirements. And other colleges are Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, College for Professional Studies, College of Computer and Information Sciences, College of Business and Economics etc. Regis University was ranked 23rd among regional universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report. The Center for Scholarship and Research Engagement in Rrgis University is steered by faculty interests and aimed at meeting their needs related to scholarship, scholarship-related training and development, research compliance, grant writing support and consultation, and funding attainment for research endeavors. Additionally the center ensures compliance to governmental regulations and University policies and provides support for student research and scholarship projects.