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King University's Accreditation

King University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of King University.

King University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (http://www.sacscoc.org/) to award the following degrees:Students Sitting on Steps

  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

The teacher education programs are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education.

The School of Nursing programs operate on an approval status with the Tennessee Board of Nursing, and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The Baccalaureate degree in nursing, Master's degree in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice at King University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791

The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).1

The Bachelor of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accrediation (CSWE). 

The athletic program is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and Conference Carolinas.

King University School of Business is a member of Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.

King is a member of the Tennessee College Association, the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, the Appalachian College Association, the Tennessee Fund for Independent Colleges, the Council for Independent Colleges, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the Holston Associated Libraries, the Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Tennessee Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

King University is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).


SCHEV Complaint Process
Complaint Procedure for Students Enrolled at Virginia Sites:

Students enrolled in academic programs in Virginia should follow the student complaint procedures outlined in the King University Student Handbook. Students who follow King University grievance policies without resolution of their concern may, as a last resort, contact a staff member of the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) to file a complaint about the school.

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

101 N. 14TH St.
10TH FL, James Monroe Bldg.
Richmond, VA 23219
Tel: 804.225.2600
Fax: 804.225.2604

King University's Richlands, Virginia, site serves as the main satellite location in the State of Virginia.

Southwest Virginia Community College
369 College Road
Richlands, Virginia

Each course or degree, diploma, or certificate program offered in Virginia is approved by the governing body of the school, the Board of Trustees.  


1The program has been placed on Probation as of February 19, 2016 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.