King College

1350 King College Rd, Bristol, TN 37620-2699
Tel: (423)968-1187
Private not-for-profit | 2,340 students
King College is a Presbyterian-affiliated comprehensive college structured on a university model offering more than 80 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, computer science, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, education, humanities and pharmaceutical science. Graduate program are offered in business administration. A number of off-campus learning opportunities and travel destinations are also available.

School Overview:

King College
CountySullivan County, TN
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
114 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,340 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,213 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
127 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,963 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
377 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted72%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)410-550450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)440-550460-573
ACT English (25-75%)17-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)19-2418-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2420-25

School Notes:

  • King College was founded in 1867 by Presbyterians who resolved to create a College of "such high order as will greatly elevate the standard of classical and scientific instruction in East Tennessee." King is an independently governed institution with covenant affiliations to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Consistent with its historic motto Ecclesiae et Litteris (For the Church and For Learning), the Christian character of the College is expressed in a program intentionally built on a foundation of the classic Presbyterian tradition, the authority of Scripture, and personal commitment to Jesus and His service.
  • The College is committed to a regional, national, and international constituency. King College strives to enrich the collegiate experience and broaden its service by having an ethnically and geographically diverse student body. Applicants are accepted into the College upon evidence of academic qualifications and are admitted without regard for ethnic or religious background.
  • King College confers five degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Business Administration. Requirements for these degrees are based upon the completion of general education requirements, the fulfillment of requirements in a major concentration, and the completion of sufficient electives to make a total of 124 semester hours. This work must be completed with a minimum King College grade point average of 2.0. Nursing majors must complete a total of 125 semester hours of credit with a minimum grade point average of 2.4. Students majoring in Behavioral Science with teacher licensure must complete a total of 131 semester hours of credit with a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  • King College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Nursing program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Students at King enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities, such as water sports and fishing on local lakes and streams, snow skiing, and hiking on the Appalachian Trail in nearby North Carolina. Trips to local theatres, restaurants, and sporting events are popular ways to pass free time as well.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

Nearby Schools:

Recent Articles:

Evaluating and choosing a liberal arts college
Published January 22, 2013
This article discusses important factors to consider when evaluating and choosing a liberal arts college.

Why choose a liberal arts college?
This article explores the many reasons to choose a liberal arts college over a public university or technical college.

History of a Liberal Arts Education
This is a short history of a liberal arts education from ancient antiquity to modern day liberal arts colleges.

  • More articles: About Liberal Arts Colleges

    I am a:
    Parent or guardian name:
    First name:
    Middle name:
    Last name:
    Student date of birth:
    Country of citizenship:
    Student is:
    Target start date:
    Name of current school:
    School type:
    Applying for financial aid?:

    Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.


    (enter "N/A" if not applicable)

    Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

    Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!

    Most Popular Articles: