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King University Recognized as a Best College

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 27, 2017 – King University has been recognized as one of the best colleges offering online learning in the nation by the Community for Accredited Online Schools (CFAOS). As a leading resource for campus and online learning, the site released its annual ranking for the 2017 school year, honoring King University multiple times for their excellence in online learning.

“We are pleased with King University’s rankings by the Community for Accredited Online Schools,” said Matthew Roberts, Ed.D., vice president for Academic Affairs at King. “The reports speak to the high caliber educational experience for which King University has been known over its 150 years, and our online programs of study are no exception. A strong classical instruction combined with the liberal arts and hands-on experience where possible provides King students with the knowledge and capability to enter the workforce highly prepared.”

“We wanted to highlight schools like King University, who are providing exceptional education programs online,” said Doug Jones, CEO, and founder of the CFAOS. “These colleges offer an outstanding educational experience, upholding rigorous accreditation standards and show an overall commitment to maximizing student success.”

Schools must hold public or private not-for-profit status in addition to institutional accreditation To qualify. Top schools are determined by a scoring system that uses value-based methodology, analyzing several qualitative and quantitative data points.

For the top rankings of King University for 2017 and further details on the methodology used to rank each school, visit the following pages:

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Community for Accredited Online Schools: was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Their community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. They feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources to help students achieve educational success. Contact: Robert Wilson at

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 on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.