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BRISTOL, Tenn., Jan. 11, 2017 – AffordableColleges.com, a free resource designed to
help people address education costs, has ranked King University’s online Bachelor
of Arts in English as a best value program.
“King University’s English program challenges students to read broadly, to think deeply
and critically about the intersections of literature, culture, and character, and
to communicate effectively,” said Karen Shaw, Ph.D., professor of English at King.
“We are pleased to have our online degree recognized as a best value program.”
According to AffordableColleges.com’s website, the “value score methodology weighs
criteria, such as loan default rates, graduation rates, and financial aid data, to
draw a distinction between the programs that appear cheap up-front and those that
will pay off in the long run. When calculating the rankings, AC uses the most recent
data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Run
by the US Department of Education, IPEDS offers reliable and accurate insight into
affordability, academic pedigree, and online/distance learning programs.”
The Bachelor of Arts in English online degree program consists of four semesters of
online classes. Students gain knowledge of several literary traditions and eras and
considerable experience in writing, thinking critically, analyzing texts, and conducting
research. These are skills needed in almost any profession: advertising, business,
government service, journalism, law, library science, ministry, publishing, and teaching.
Beyond this, however, students will be challenged to consider issues of character
and faith through the questions raised in their study.
In addition to English, King University also offers online undergraduate and graduate
degree programs including an Associate of Arts and bachelor’s degree programs in English,
Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Health Informatics, Healthcare
Administration, History, Information Technology, Nursing, Psychology, and Religious
Studies. Master’s degree programs are also available fully online in Business Administration
and Nursing with program concentrations in Nursing Administration and Nurse Educator.
“The King University educational experience, whether on-ground or online, is uniquely
designed to help prepare students to make meaningful and significant contributions
to their communities through their chosen vocation,” said Jon Harr, Ed.D., interim
vice president for Enrollment Management at King. “King’s distance learners are studying
online for their degree across the U.S. as well as in several other countries around
King University is recognized as a “Best Regional Universities” in the South by U.S.
News and World Report; this year’s ranking is King’s 28th consecutive appearance in
the annual publication and recognition for the past 14 years as a “Best College in
the Southeast” by the Princeton Review.
Contact King University’s Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit online.king.edu for additional information on King’s online degree programs.
King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in
1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional
degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health
sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business
administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning
opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA
Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information
about King University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of
any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University
is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV
certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community
College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.