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King University News :: King University to hold Open House for New Nashville Campus Feb. 5

BRISTOL, Tenn., Feb. 4, 2014 – King University will celebrate another milestone Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, as the Bristol, Tenn.-based institution holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house celebration at its Franklin, Tenn., campus.

The event will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at 113 Seaboard Lane, Suite B-100 in Franklin.

The Nashville-area campus will offer baccalaureate- and master’s-level programs through King’s Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) program, which is specifically designed for the adult learner. Courses will also be offered for students seeking to build on existing college credits and obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Several programs enable students to obtain a degree in as little as 16 months, one night per week.

“We are pleased to be able to offer degree programs in the Nashville area,” says Josie Russell, regional director of Recruitment for Nashville. “This campus will provide increased educational opportunities for residents here, giving them another choice when seeking a quality, accredited program for their return to school.”

Nashville-area students will have the opportunity to choose from seven bachelor’s degree programs and one master’s-level program — Business Administration, Criminal Justice, RN-BSN, Health Informatics, Healthcare Administration, Information Technology, Psychology, along with two master’s-level programs in Business Administration and Nursing.

Students may also choose from several online degree options, including bachelor’s degrees in English, History, Business Administration, Information Technology, Communication, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration, Nursing, and Psychology, along with master’s degrees in Business Administration and Nursing.

“By placing high-caliber programs in convenient locations, working adults can attain their degrees, and still have time to dedicate to work and family,” says Micah Crews, associate vice president of Enrollment Management for Operations and Analytics at King University. “Our GPS program is tailored to reduce the challenges facing the adult learner. Time and access are often a barrier for students to finish their degrees.

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

King has expanded its adult student population through significant community partnerships, contributing to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s goal of increasing the percentage of Tennessee citizenry possessing a two- or four-year college degree to 55 percent by the year 2025. 

In the Nashville-area, these community partnerships include an articulation agreement and reverse transfer agreement with Nashville State Community College (NSCC), and a reverse transfer agreement with Volunteer State Community College (VCSS). The reverse transfer program will be available to VSCC and NSCC students who have transferred to King University prior to the completion of their associate degree programs.

King University recently joined the Nashville Health Care Council. The Council is an association of healthcare industry leaders working together to further establish Nashville as the nation’s healthcare industry capital.

“We are delighted to celebrate the opening of King University’s new campus in the Nashville area,” says Matt Roberts, chief academic officer and dean of Academic Affairs at King University. “We have been very encouraged by the strong response we have received from people in the greater Nashville region. We look forward to continuing the partnerships we have established in the Nashville market, and growing our academic programs in the Nashville greater metropolitan area.”

For more information on King’s new campus in the Nashville area, visit or contact Josie Russell at 855.887.5464 or


King University is a Presbyterian, 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.