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King University Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

BRISTOL, Tenn., Oct. 5, 2017 – By demonstrating continued dedication to high-impact educational practices, King University has been named as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.

King University received recognition as a:

  • College of Distinction – Nationally
  • College of Distinction – Tennessee
  • College of Distinction – Christian

“We are honored to name King University as a 2017-2018 College of Distinction for its continued commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Colleges of Distinction applauds King University for pushing the envelope with its up-to-date curriculum, enriching the college experience with high-impact educational practices, and providing every student with an education that stretches far beyond what’s typically required from an academic major.”

“King University’s mission is to prepare students in a Christian academic community to excel as thoughtful, resourceful, and responsible citizens with a passion for serving God, the Church, and the world,” said Matt Roberts, Ed.D., vice president for Academic Affairs. “We are pleased to received recognition by Colleges of Distinction with distinctives as a Christian institution, as one of the top universities in the state of Tennessee, as well as in the nation. As has been the tradition of King University for the past 150 years, we remain committed to academic excellence.”

The annual process of selecting the nation’s Colleges of Distinction requires that institutions adhere to Four Distinctions—Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. This process also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, as well as its general education program, strategic plan, and alumni success, satisfaction measures, and more.

“Colleges of Distinction is much more than an annual ranking of colleges and universities. Our goal is to select the best schools that are 100% focused on the student experience, and producing the most well-rounded graduates that are prepared for a global society and economy,” said Schritter. “Becoming a College of Distinction, like King University, is proof that the institutions we select are fully invested in their students’ success, beginning on day one, and continuing through the rest of their lives.”

To view King University’s profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences it offers, visit https://collegesofdistinction.com/school/king-university/.

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About Colleges of Distinction: Since 2000, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. The member schools in the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. The website and annual guidebooks provide dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and resources for students, parents, and high school counselors. For more information, and to learn how to become a College of Distinction, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.

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 www.king.edu. 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.