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King University News :: King Partners with Pellissippi State to Offer Bachelor Degrees in Strawberry Plains

Students at Pellissippi State Community College’s Strawberry Plains location now have the opportunity to transfer into King’s Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) program and complete their bachelor’s degree. 

Thanks to an articulation agreement established between the two schools, Pellissippi State students, upon completion of their associate’s degree, may enter directly into the GPS program with priority consideration for admission.  King’s GPS program provides adult-oriented degree programs designed to reduce the challenges adult learners face.

“This collaboration not only creates opportunities for Pellissippi State students to earn four-year degrees without having to leave the community, but also prepares them for employment in careers that are in-demand in the college’s service area,” said Micah Crews, associate vice president for Enrollment Management GPS and Online Studies at King.

Pellissippi State students in Strawberry Plains will have two transfer options - Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), or Bachelor of Science for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN). 

“The convenient location is ideal for Pellissippi State students because they are already acclimated to the campus,” said Mona Salyer, Director of Recruitment for Graduate Professional Studies at King.  “Students will be able to complete the bachelor’s degree program in only 16 months.” 

“Extending one’s education to include a bachelor’s degree provides increased career opportunities, whether a student is seeking to advance their career or they are transitioning from their current area of expertise into a new one,” said Crews.

For more information about King’s GPS degree options available at Pellissippi State or financial aid opportunities, call King’s Office of Admissions at 423.652.4861 or via email at  Applications may also be submitted online at