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King University Ranked No. 1 College in Tennessee for Information Technology

BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2017 – has ranked King University first among “Best Information Technology Colleges in Tennessee.”

“We are pleased to be ranked first in the state of Tennessee for our Information Technology program,” said Matt Roberts, Ed.D., vice president for Academic Affairs. “King’s students receive the benefit of a liberal arts educational experience with a distinctly Christian worldview. Our historic motto, Ecclesiae et Litteris, For the Church and For Learning, indisputably describes the core ideals for which King was founded. These same ideals continue to be fostered today, and are fostered appropriately in King’s Graduate & Professional Studies Programs (GPS) such as Information Technology.”

King University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) fully online curriculum is built upon the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Curricular Model and embodies the goals and outcomes as articulated by the ACM. The various courses of study provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to fill appropriate professional positions or to pursue graduate study. Courses offer theoretical knowledge and hands-on skill development. Students have the opportunity to specialize in either cybersecurity, network management, or information systems.

“This honor is testimony to the love and dedication given to this program by its outstanding faculty and the strong level of support provided by our course design team and our student success specialists and coaches,” said Mark Overbay, M.D., dean of King’s School of Behavioral and Health Sciences. “The King University Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program takes a holistic approach to education and honors the University’s mission in preparing our students in our Christian academic community to excel as thoughtful, resourceful, and responsible citizens with a passion for serving God, the Church, and the world.

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Contact King University’s Office of Admissions for more information on King’s Information Technology program at 800.362.0014 or


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.