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Many working adults are searching for inventive ways to add an educational component
to their already busy schedules. This spring, King is offering a variety of opportunities
for the adult learner in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia to complete their associate,
bachelor’s, or master’s degree on site or online.
King offers programs specifically designed with the adult learner in mind through
the College’s Graduate and Professional Studies Online Programs (GPS), as well as numerous courses for students who wish to transition from an associate
degree to a bachelor’s degree.
“We are pleased to be able to offer degree programs throughout East Tennessee and
Southwest Virginia,” said Mona Salyer, director of recruitment for Graduate and Professional
Studies. “Whether it is a personal goal or a step toward furthering their career,
King is making it easier for working adults throughout the region in their quest to
obtain their degree.”
Adults who are beginning to pursue a college degree or who have completed fewer than
60 semester hours of coursework will benefit from participating in King’s Pathway
program. Offered at the College’s main campus in Bristol, Pathway allows students
to complete all general education and elective requirements so they can smoothly transition
into their degree coursework.
The spring 2013 GPS degree offerings for Bristol include Pathway, Bachelor of Business
Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN),
Master of Education (MEd), and Master of Business Administration for professionals
(MBA). King also offers the MBA degree in a traditional format. The BBA will also
be offered in Blountville.
King’s instructional location at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education will offer
BBA, RN-BSN, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ), and MBA degree options.
The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health (BSAH) is one of King’s new GPS degree options
which will also be available in Kingsport.
Southwest Virginia residents will have the opportunity to study for their BBA in Big
Stone Gap and the BBA and MBA in Richlands.
King also offers the BBA degree program in both Morristown and Sevierville, along
with the RN-BSN program in Morristown.
King’s Hardin Valley location in Knoxville has recently expanded, nearly doubling
in size. Degree offerings for spring 2013 will include Business Administration, BSN
for Registered Nurses, Allied Health, Psychology (PSYC), and Communication (COMM),
along with the newest offering of Criminal Justice. Adult learners will also have
the option to study for their master’s degree in Business Administration.
In addition to the Hardin Valley location in Knoxville, King now offers degree programs
in Strawberry Plains as well. Degree options include BBA, RN-BSN, and MBA.
In May 2011, King made its first degree programs, the BBA and MBA, available through
an online format. “We are excited to offer the quality of a King College degree through
an online format,” stated Micah Crews, associate vice president of Enrollment Management
GPS. “Students will be able to learn anytime and from anywhere, choosing their own
study pace, and plan for their class time when it's convenient for them. We have seen
such great interest in the online degree format that we recently expanded our offerings.”
King’s online degree programs include an Associate of Arts (AA), BBA, RN-BSN, Bachelor
of Information Technology (BTech), COMM, and PSYC, as well as an MBA.
“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,” Crews added.
“By offering classes in both convenient locations, one night per week, and in an
online format, the working adult may obtain their degree in as little as 16 months
and open the door for professional advancement.”
In addition to record enrollment, for a 23rd consecutive year, the U.S. News World Report recognized King College in the “Best
Regional Universities” in the South category. With the expansion of master’s level
programming at the College, U.S. News moved King from the “Best College” category
to a “Best Regional University” category. Regional universities are defined as those
providing a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs.
This year, the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community
Services (CNCS) named King College to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community
Service Honor Roll for the College’s commitment to bettering community through community
service and service learning.
Other recent noteworthy accolades include the designation as a “Best in the Southeast”
by the Princeton Review for the ninth consecutive year. The Princeton Review’s designation
is based on current student assessments of academic quality and personal experiences
both in and out of the classroom at King. G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military
personnel transitioning into civilian life, also named King as a “Military Friendly
School” for the fourth straight year.
For more information about King’s GPS degree options available in East Tennessee and
Southwest Virginia, or financial aid opportunities, call the King College Office of
Admissions at (800) 362-0014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may also be submitted online at apply.king.edu.
King College is a Presbyterian, master’s-level comprehensive college structured on a university
model. King offers more than 90 majors, minors and pre-professional degrees and concentration
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. For more information visit www.king.edu, call 800.362.0014, or email email@example.com.