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King Named Among Colleges with Least Student Debt Per Borrower In Southeast

BRISTOL, Tenn., February 28, 2018 – King University is ranked among 75 colleges with the least student debt per borrower in the Southeast by LendEDU, a marketplace for private student loans, student loan refinancing and consolidation, and personal loans, among other financial projects. LendEDU seeks to help save money through transparent pricing and education.

“We are pleased to be named among Southeastern colleges with the least student debt per borrower,” said Matt Roberts, Ed.D., King University’s vice president for Academic Affairs. “This acknowledgment demonstrates King’s commitment in providing an accessible and rigorous Christian higher education. As colleges and universities are being held more responsible for student debt load, King University is proven to be a leader in the South. King’s fee structure allows students an affordable option to maximize financial aid and decrease post-grad debt.

“King’s Office of Enrollment Management collaborates closely with King’s Financial Aid Representatives to ensure what debt students do incur is markedly less than they might acquire at other institutions,” said Jon Harr, interim vice president for Enrollment Management. “Regardless of the price tag, the overall goal is helping ensure students can afford to come to King to receive the high-caliber educational experience for which King is well-known.”

LendEDU’s Colleges with the Least Average Debt Per Borrower in the Southeast report was created using licensed data from Peterson's that reflects the Class of 2016. For reference, the data is released on a one-year delay. The average debt per graduate was calculated by compiling the total debt at each university, divided by the number of bachelor degree recipients at each particular university. The average amount of student loan debt per graduate was then weighted by the number of graduates who had student debt to find the average debt per student loan borrower. In order to analyze only institutions in the Southeast region, the universities and colleges included in the study were limited to only those that have physical campuses in any of the following twelve states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee.


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.