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King University News :: King University Online Computer Science Degree Program Ranked #28 in the Nation

BRISTOL, Tenn., December 15, 2014 – Computer Science Online has released its 2015 rankings of the nation’s Best Online Computer Science Degree programs. Ranked at #28 nationwide is King University’s online bachelor’s degree in Information Technology.

“King University is exceedingly proud to be included on the list of top computer science online programs in the nation,” says Dr. Matt Roberts, vice president for Academic Affairs at King University. “Our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is taught by some of the top faculty in the field. They are well published, represent a wealth of experience in the field, and are attuned to a student-centric philosophy. With that combination, we are pleased by the outcome.”

The colleges and universities who were named to the Best Online Computer Science Degrees list were deemed to have stand-out online programs in computer science and related fields, including computer engineering, information technology, software development and more. The schools were noted to offer generous cost structures, have award-winning faculty, and offer student support services that make a difference.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is predicted that software developers and computer science related careers will grow by more than 20 percent by 2022. In a society where technology is ever more present, high-quality computer science programs offered in a convenient online format will continue to increase in demand.

Computer Science Online’s Best Online Computer Science Degrees list “provides students and industry professionals a wide range of expert-driven research, data, and information about higher education and career options in computer science and technology.” In determining the top-ranked online computer science programs in the nation, Computer Science Online utilized “reputable data and carefully crafted analyses to help students make more informed college decisions. The experts at Computer Science Online spent weeks analyzing quality and cost metrics from sources such as the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the Carnegie Foundation, and from post-secondary institutions nationwide.”

“The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology has been centered on student success from the beginning,” says Dr. Mark Overbay, dean of King’s School of Behavioral and Health Sciences and interim dean of King’s School of Applied Science and Technology. “We created a balanced curriculum that blends theory and skill development with practical applications in an atmosphere that fosters creative and innovative thinking. Our instructors are passionate about their subject areas, teaching, and helping students find jobs when they graduate. We are honored to be recognized on a national stage for these efforts and remain committed to continually seek and seize opportunities to further improve our program.”

Visit to view the 2015 Best Online Computer Science Degrees list.

King University’s online Information Technology degree program offers concentrations in cyber security, network management, and programming. Visit or contact the King University Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or for additional information.


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