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King University Ranked a “Best Regional University in the South” by U.S. News

BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 9, 2015 – King University has once again been named among the “Best Regional Universities” in the South on the U.S. News and World Report’s newly released 2016 Best Colleges Rankings lists. This year’s ranking is King’s 26th consecutive appearance in the annual publication.

“King is pleased to not only be included in the recent U.S. News Best Colleges report but also to have risen significantly in the rankings,” 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 has achieved record growth each year for the past 16 years, and now supports a student body of more than 2,900 students across four campuses and 10 additional instructional locations throughout Tennessee, 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 12 years as a “Best College in the Southeast” by the Princeton Review, and as a “Military Friendly School” for the sixth year by G.I. Jobs.

The U.S. News & World Report’s Best College Rankings can be found at The “Best Colleges 2016” guidebook can be purchased online now and will be on newsstands Sept. 29, 2015.

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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.