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King University Ranked Among the Best in Tennessee Online

BRISTOL, Tenn., May 23, 2017 –, a partner with, has released its 2017 ranking of the “Best Online Colleges in Tennessee.” King University is ranked fourth among the other colleges and universities in Tennessee offering online degree programs.

“We are pleased to be included as a “Best Online College in Tennessee,” states Micah Crews, associate vice president of Enrollment Management at King University. “This acknowledgment is a tribute to King’s long-held tradition of academic excellence. King continues to focus on making quality education accessible. King supports three campuses located in Bristol, Kingsport, and Knoxville with 10 additional instructional locations throughout Tennessee and Virginia. Distance learners are studying online for their degree across the U.S. as well as in several other countries around the globe.”

King’s innovative degree programs, both on-ground and online, 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 education and healthcare professionals, and provide improved quality of life throughout Tennessee and Virginia. 

Currently, King University offers 14 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs including an Associate of Arts and bachelor’s degree programs in English, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Health Informatics, Healthcare Administration, History, Information Technology, Nursing, Psychology, and Religious Studies. Master’s degree programs are also available online in Business Administration and Nursing with program concentrations in Nursing Administration and Nurse Educator.

“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 Crews. 

King University is recognized as a “Best Regional Universities” in the South by U.S. News and World Report; this year’s ranking is King’s 27th consecutive appearance in the annual publication. Other recent accolades include King’s recognition for the past 13 years as a “Best College in the Southeast” by the Princeton Review, and as a “Military Friendly School” for the eighth year by G.I. Jobs. 

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

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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.