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Accreditations and Affiliations


King University is accredited by the SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS COMMISSION ON COLLEGES (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of King University.

King University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the following degrees:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Social Work
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

The teacher education programs are approved by the TENNESSEE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

The School of Nursing programs are fully approved by the TENNESSEE BOARD OF NURSING, and are a member of the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF NURSING.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at King University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (HTTP://WWW.CCNEACCREDITATION.ORG).

The Bachelor of Social Work program is accredited by the COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION’S COMMISSION ON ACCREDIATION (CSWE).

The Master of Social Work program has achieved candidacy status with the COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION’S COMMISSION ON ACCREDIATION (CSWE).


King University is certified to operate in Virginia by the STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR VIRGINIA (SCHEV).

SCHEV Complaint Process

Complaint Procedure for Students Enrolled at Virginia Sites

Students enrolled in academic programs in Virginia should follow the student complaint procedures outlined in the King University Student Handbook. Students who follow King University grievance policies without resolution of their concern may, as a last resort, contact a staff member of the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) to file a complaint about the school.

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

101 N. 14TH St.
10TH FL, James Monroe Bldg.
Richmond, VA 23219
Tel: 804.225.2600
Fax: 804.225.2604

King University’s Richlands, Virginia, site serves as the main satellite location in the State of Virginia.

Southwest Virginia Community College
724 Community College Road
Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609

Each course or degree, diploma, or certificate program offered in Virginia is approved by the governing body of the school, the Board of Trustees.