King University Named One of the Best Regional Universities in the South
BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2019 — King University has been named among the “Best Regional Universities” in the South by U.S. News and World Report, as part of the publication’s newly released 2020 Best Colleges Rankings.
The 2020 designation marks King’s 30th consecutive appearance in the annual publication.
The rankings compare bachelor’s degree-granting institutions from across the U.S. on several measures of academic quality. These include graduation and retention rates, graduation rate performance, social mobility, expert opinion, faculty resources, student excellence, financial resources and alumni giving.
“For three decades now, King has had the privilege of being recognized by U.S. News for the value of our educational environment,” said Matt Roberts, Ed.D., provost of King. “This year’s acknowledgement is further testament to the level of attention our faculty and staff provide to students, the quality of our rigorous academic programming, and the sense of drive and resulting accomplishments of our graduates.”
This year, more than 1,900 colleges were evaluated nationwide, with approximately 1,400 of them being ranked; 605 universities in the regional category were ranked against their peers, including 136 in the South. The magazine defines regional universities as institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs.
King University establishes students in a robust liberal arts foundation and offers specialization in a contemporary range of undergraduate degrees. These are offered through five academic schools of learning: the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Business, Economics, and Technology; the School of Education; the School of Nursing; and the School of Health and Professional Sciences. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
A complete listing of the U.S. News & World Report college rankings can be found here.