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King University News :: King University Spring Enrollment Sets Record

BRISTOL, Tenn., Feb. 23, 2015 – Spring is a time of growth. For King University, enrollment for the spring 2015 semester is no exception. The University is experiencing record spring enrollment with a seven percent increase over spring 2014. Total enrollment for the spring semester is 2,712.

“We are very pleased to have increases in our student population for the spring 2015 semester,” says Dr. Matt Roberts, vice president for Academic Affairs. “We can attribute our continued growth to King’s rigorous academic reputation and commitment to providing an affordable, meaningful college education.”

“Diversity of programming allows King to serve varied educational interests and support community development. In 2001, King opened its first program designed to meet the needs of adult learners,” says Roberts. “This new effort began a season of growth and expansion for the University as the need for continued educational opportunities became evident throughout our region. Today’s record enrollment numbers are in part a result of those efforts first planted over ten years ago. Our growing number of students demonstrates that we continue to fill a need in our region for an affordable and meaningful college education.”

Recently, educational technology resource Edudemic published its 2015 Online College Report, which ranked King’s online degree programs third overall among all online degree programs in Tennessee. Individual online degree programs were evaluated as well, with King ranking first in Best MBA, Computer Science, and Healthcare Administration degree programs. King tied for number one for their Business, Criminal Justice, English/Humanities, Psychology, and RN-BSN degree programs.

Other recent accolades include recognition as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” by the U.S. News and World Report in their 2014 Best Online Programs rankings list. In Sept. 2014, U.S. News ranked King as one of the “Best Regional Universities” in the South for the 25th consecutive year.

Christian Universities Online (CUO), an independent online resource for prospective students and their families researching Christian higher education, recently ranked King University among the top 50 “Best Value Christian Colleges and Universities” in the United States. CUO also ranked King as one of the top 50 Christian colleges with the lowest debt burden, as well as one of the 50 most affordable Christian colleges in the U.S.

Additionally, The Princeton Review recommended King for the 11th straight year as one of the “Best Colleges in the Southeast.” King has also been named to the coveted Military Friendly® Schools list for the sixth straight year by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transition into civilian life.


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.