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King will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the College's
newest instructional site located at The Village at Hardin Valley at 10950 Spring
Bluff Way in Knoxville, Tenn., on Tuesday, August 17, at 10:00 a.m.
King will offer baccalaureate and master's level programs in Knoxville specifically
designed with the adult learner in mind through the College's Graduate and Professional
Studies (GPS) program, as well as numerous courses for students who wish to transition
from an associate degree to a bachelor's degree in as little as two years.
We are pleased to be able to offer degree programs in the Knoxville area, said Mona
Salyer, director of recruitment for Graduate Professional Studies. This will provide
increased educational opportunities for Knoxville residents, while giving them another
choice when seeking a quality accredited program when returning to school. The degree
options available will help to assuage the nursing shortage and further serve to strengthen
area workforce development.
GPS students will be able to complete their degree in as little as 16 months, one
night per week. King will offer the following programs in Knoxville beginning fall
With articulation agreements already in place with area community colleges, the transition
to complete a degree with King is seamless for students.
Our GPS program is tailored to reduce the challenges facing the adult learner. Time
and access is often a barrier for students to finish their degrees, stated Micah Crews,
associate vice president of enrollment management. By offering classes in convenient
locations, one night per week, the working adult is able to obtain their degree in
as little as 16 months and open the door for professional advancement.
The addition of an instructional site in Knoxville only made sense, said Crews. We
have successfully recruited in the Knoxville area for a number of years. There has
been increasing interest in East Tennessee for quality, accredited degree programs
for the working adult. As a result, during the past year King added new locations
in both Morristown and Sevierville, and now Knoxville.
Founded in 1867, King College recently celebrated its 10th consecutive year of record enrollment. With the increasing call for degree options
oriented toward the working adult, King has expanded its educational offerings to
include more than 12 instructional locations throughout Southwest Virginia and East
Tennessee. The addition of the Knoxville location marks King's 13th location.
For the 20th consecutive year, King has been recognized as a Best College by U.S.
News World Report. King was named a Best Baccalaureate College. The Princeton Review named King one of the Best Schools in the Southeast for a seventh consecutive year. While both are prestigious accolades, The Princeton
Review's is particularly noteworthy since it is based on current student assessments
of academic quality and personal experiences both in and out of the classroom at King.
King has also been selected by G.I. Jobs as a Military Friendly School.
During the past two years, an average of more than 85 percent of graduates seeking
employment were employed within six months of graduation. While alumni can be found
at some of the nation's most prominent employers including Northop Grumman, Boeing,
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
and others, alumni also often stay in the region and serve top employers such as the
Tennessee Valley Authority, Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Johnson
Johnson, the University of Tennessee, and Vanderbilt University, among others.
Our degree programs are intended to build knowledge and practice in the field, foster
professional integrity, and promote personal growth, stated Crews. Ultimately, the
outcomes of this program will improve opportunities for students, their families,
and communities throughout our region.
For more information on available programs, including full admissions requirements,
contact the King College Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or visit www.king.edu.