King University

We prepare students in our Christian academic community to excel as thoughtful, resourceful, and responsible citizens with a passion for serving God, the Church, and the world.

About King University

Located just 2 minutes away from the bustling Bristol, Tennessee — the twin city of Bristol, Virginia — King University spreads over 135 wooded acres and enchants the visitor with its Georgian-style building architecture.

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, medical and health sciences, education, humanities, pharmacy and law. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of off-campus learning opportunities and travel destinations are also available.



King University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (http://www.sacscoc.org/) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, 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.

The School of Nursing programs operate on an approval status with the Tennessee Board of Nursing, 227 French Landing, Suite 300, Heritage Place, Metro Center, Nashville TN 37243, 800).778.4123; accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202.887.6791; A member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202.463.6930.

King University is certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia. King’s primary location in Virginia is Southwest Virginia Community College, 724 Community College Rd, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609.

For the 29th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has recognized King among the best colleges in the nation.

The Princeton Review named King one of the Best Colleges in the Southeast for a 15th consecutive year based on campus life, academics, admissions and financial aid. King has also been selected by G.I. Jobs for a sixth year as a Military Friendly School.

The U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS) named King to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, for commitment to bettering our community through community service and service learning.

King University
1350 King College Road
Bristol TN 37620
888.391.8252 | 423.652.4861
online@king.edu | www.king.edu

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