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King University Ranked No. 1 College in Tennessee for Business Administration and Management; No. 2 for Criminal Justice

BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 8, 2017 – has ranked King University first among “Best Business Administration and Management Colleges in Tennessee.” also ranked King second among the “Best Criminal Justice Colleges in Tennessee.”

“We are thrilled to be ranked first in the state of Tennessee for our Business Administration and Management programs and second in the state for Criminal Justice,” 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 modern academic curriculums such as business and criminal justice.”

King University offers both bachelor’s and master’s level degree programs in Business Administration and Management. The programs are designed to prepare students to be effective strategic leaders and managers. The programs help students to directly integrate management research, theoretical constructs, skills, abilities, and ethical practices within their contemporary-professional situation, as well as directs them towards managing for quality results.

The Criminal Justice baccalaureate degree program places an emphasis on understanding many different forms of justice from the typical punitive practices to alternatives such as restorative justice. It provides a full survey of courses designed to learn about each aspect of our justice system and the theories and research behind it. It provides a mix of courses that will be beneficial to those entering the field upon graduation or those beginning graduate or law school.

Randall C. Blevins, D.B.A., dean of King’s School of Business and Economics, stated, “We are honored to receive this recognition regarding the quality of our business program. This achievement is a direct result of the dedication and commitment to King University from our professors, staff, and, importantly, our students.”

Since 1996, has provided rankings, tuition costs, and in depth information on more than 7,000 colleges and universities. The rankings for “Best Business Administration and Management Colleges in Tennessee” and “Best Criminal Justice Colleges in Tennessee” are based on the compilation of data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial reviews. A full listing of the ranking results is provided on


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.