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King University News :: U.S. News Ranks King University Among Best Online Programs in 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn., January 30, 2015 – King University has been recognized as one of the “Best Online Programs” by the U.S. News and World Report in their recently released 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.

“King is pleased to be included in the recent U.S. News Best Online Programs report,” states Dr. Matt Roberts, vice president for Academic Affairs at King University.  “This acknowledgment is a tribute to King’s long-held tradition of academic excellence.”

King’s innovative online degree programs are designed to open the availability of an undergraduate or graduate degree to students and adult learners, thereby helping to strengthen the regional workforce, equip a new generation of healthcare professionals, and provide improved quality of life throughout Tennessee and Virginia. 

Currently, King University offers 16 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs including an Associate of Arts, and bachelor’s degrees in English, Business Administration, Applied Science, Communication, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration, History, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing (RN-BSN), Psychology, Religious Studies, and the emerging field of Health Informatics. King also offers Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing degrees.

“The King University educational experience, whether on-ground or online, is uniquely designed to help prepare students to make meaningful and significant contributions to their communities through their chosen vocation,” says Roberts. 

Other recent accolades include King’s recognition for the past 11 years as a “Best College in the Southeast” by the Princeton Review, and as a “Military Friendly School” for the fifth year by G.I. Jobs.  Additionally, King was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  This designation, announced by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

Contact King University’s Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014,, or visit for additional information on King’s online degree programs.


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.