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King University News :: King University to Host Open House at Hardin Valley Location in Knoxville July 17

King University will host an Open House on Wednesday, July 17 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the University’s Knoxville campus located at The Village at Hardin Valley at 10950 Spring Bluff Way, Knoxville, Tenn.  

King offers programs specifically designed with the adult learner in mind through the University’s Graduate Professional Studies and Online Programs (GPS), as well as numerous courses for students who wish to transition from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree.

This Open House will provide the opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty, financial aid counselors, admissions representatives, career center counselors, and tour King’s recently expanded Knoxville campus. 

“Our GPS program is tailored to reduce the challenges facing the adult learner,” stated Micah Crews, associate vice president of enrollment management for King.  “Time and access is often a barrier for students to finish their degrees.  By offering classes in convenient locations, one night per week, the working adult may obtain their degree in as little as 16 months and open the door for professional advancement.”

GPS degree offerings for King’s Hardin Valley campus include bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Information Technology, Communication, Psychology, Healthcare Administration, Criminal Justice, and Nursing, as well as a master’s degree in Business. 

“We are pleased to be able to offer degree programs in more than a dozen locations,” said Mona Salyer, executive director of enrollment management for King.  “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.”

For the 23rd consecutive year, U.S. News World Report has recognized King among the best colleges in the nation as a Best Regional University.  The Princeton Review named King one of the Best Colleges in the Southeast for a ninth consecutive year. 

King also offers opportunities for those who have or are currently serving in the United States Military.  G.I. Jobs, the premier publication for transitioning military personnel, has designated King University as a Military Friendly School for the fourth consecutive year.  King has a VA representative on campus that can assist in making the college dream a reality.  King accepts qualifying credits from the military, “old” credits, as well as credits from nationally and/or regionally accredited schools, and previously accredited closed colleges. 

“Ultimately, the outcomes of this program will improve education for students, their families, and communities throughout our region,” said Crews. 

Application fees will be waived for all who attend.  For more information, please contact King’s Office of Admissions at or toll free at 800.362.0014.  You may also apply online at


King University is a Presbyterian, master's-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 athletic teams.  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.