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King University News :: King College Celebrates Record Enrollment for Spring 2011

Enrollment figures for the spring 2011 semester have been calculated with King College maintaining high overall student enrollment from the fall semester and a new record for spring enrollment. The current statistics show that 1,833 students have registered for classes at the College's Bristol, Tennessee campus, and the College's dozen instructional sites located throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. This number is a 13% increase over the spring 2010 semester.

In addition to setting a new record for spring enrollment, King retained 94% of the undergraduate student population enrolled during the fall 2010 semester.

Micah Crews, associate vice president of enrollment management, attributes the increased retention and enrollment to the creation of innovative programs and a focus on accessibility. We want to provide traditional students and working adults with the tools they need to advance, said Crews. Combined with our efforts to bring the quality of a King degree to instructional locations around the region, this commitment to our students has generated over a decade of enthusiastic response.

It is our goal to support the educational and economic development initiatives of the region, and it has been proven time and again that making higher education affordable, as well as accessible, is key to this process, said Crews. Our students benefit from the continuing tradition of King's core values. A King College education integrates studies in their chosen field, opportunities to study abroad, and commitments to responsible service and stewardship.

Since 2005, the overall student body at King has more than doubled in large part due to the increase in the number of adult learners enrolled in the College's graduate and professional studies programs. These adult-oriented programs include the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Education, and Master of Business Administration degree programs, for which King also offers a healthcare specialization.

King College's growth is benefiting our region in several ways, said LeAnn Hughes, vice president of marketing and development. From Richlands to Knoxville, we are significantly impacting the adult population of the region by giving them access to affordable, high quality degree programs that fit into their schedules. These adults are staying in the region, contributing to the economy, and raising the caliber of the workforce. In turn, this benefits the region's current employers and helps attract new businesses to our area.

For the 21st consecutive year, U.S. News World Report has recognized King as one of the best colleges in the nation. The Princeton Review has awarded King a Best in the Southeast designation for a seventh consecutive year. King has also been selected for a second year by G.I. Jobs as a Military Friendly School.

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Enrollment figures represent the tenth-day registrar's count for spring 2011. The tenth-day registrar's count for fall 2010 serves as the basis for the College's official enrollment numbers for the 2010-2011 academic year.

King College is a Presbyterian-affiliated, master's-level comprehensive college structured on a university model. Founded in 1867, the College offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, digital media, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of off-campus learning opportunities and travel destinations are also available. For more information about King College, visit King College is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 24 varsity athletic teams. King College does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.