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BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 12, 2017 – King University has been named among the “Best Regional
Universities” in the South on the U.S. News and World Report’s newly released 2018
Best Colleges Rankings lists. This year’s ranking is King’s 28th consecutive appearance
in the annual publication.
“King is pleased to be included in the recent U.S. News Best Colleges report,” states
Dr. Matt Roberts, vice president for Academic Affairs at King University. “This acknowledgement
is a tribute to King’s long-held tradition of academic excellence.”
King University’s main campus is located in Bristol, Tennessee, with two additional
campuses in Kingsport and Knoxville as well as 10 additional instructional locations
throughout Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and online. King’s innovative degree programs
are designed to open the availability of an undergraduate or graduate degree to both
traditional students and adult learners.
“The King University educational experience is uniquely designed to help prepare students
to make meaningful and significant contributions to their communities through their
chosen vocation,” Roberts says.
Other recent accolades include King’s recognition for the past 14 years as a “Best
College in the Southeast” by the Princeton Review, and as a “Military Friendly School”
for the past eight years by G.I. Jobs.
The U.S. News & World Report’s Best College Rankings can be found at https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges.
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.