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King University Ranked Best Value for Online Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration

BRISTOL, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2018 – (AC), a free resource designed to help people address education costs, has ranked King University’s online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration as a best value program.

“King University is committed to academic excellence and to providing a transformative academic and professional development experience for each of our students,” said Mark Overbay, M.D., dean of King’s School of Behavioral and Health Sciences. “We are honored to be recognized as amongst the best value online bachelor degree programs in Healthcare Administration (BSHA) in the nation.”

According to’s website, the “value score methodology weighs criteria, such as loan default rates, graduation rates, and financial aid data, to draw a distinction between the programs that appear cheap up-front and those that will pay off in the long run. When calculating the rankings, AC uses the most recent data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Run by the US Department of Education, IPEDS offers reliable and accurate insight into affordability, academic pedigree, and online/distance learning programs.”

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration is designed to prepare graduates for leadership roles in the complex, ever-changing healthcare industry. The curriculum is broadly focused and includes coursework in crucial areas including leadership and management, finance and accounting, ethics and law, organizational behavior and policy, application of current research, epidemiology, quality management principles, and communication skills development. This program should appeal to those already with careers in healthcare related fields, as well as those desiring to join the largest industry in the United States. In addition to being prepared for immediate entry-level leadership positions, graduates of the BSHA program commonly elect to pursue further professional development in graduate school.

In addition to Healthcare Administration, King University also offers 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, History, Information Technology, Nursing, Psychology, and Religious Studies. Master’s degree programs are also available fully 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,” said Jon Harr, Ed.D., interim vice president for Enrollment Management at King. “King’s distance learners are studying online for their degree across the U.S. as well as in several other countries around the globe.”

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 28th consecutive appearance in the annual publication and recognition for the past 14 years as a “Best College in the Southeast” by the Princeton Review.

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