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King University Data & Information Overview

27 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
66% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is King University Ranked?

#1,210 Best Colleges in Nation
#22 Best Colleges in TN
Registered Nursing Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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King University was awarded 27 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

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Overall Quality

King is ranked #1,210 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

King is also ranked #22 out of 45 schools in Tennessee.

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Is It Hard to Get Into King?

66% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
15% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to King University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 66%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 15% of students accepted to King submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 580. Math scores were between 510 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for King University  ( 490 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for King University  ( 510 to 580 )
King received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for King University  ( 18 to 24 )

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King University Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
68% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At King, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at King University is 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at King University

71% Freshmen Retention
48% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at King University is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at King for first-time, full-time students is 48%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  48 out of 100

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King University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,252 Full-Time Undergraduates
8.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
64.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,435 undergraduates at King with 1,252 being full-time and 183 being part-time.

How Much Does King University Cost?

$22,535 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
$28,936 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of King is $22,535. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for King

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,566 $20,385 $21,476 $23,738 $24,867

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of King, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At King, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $7,234 a year. That adds up to $28,936 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at King is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do King Graduates Make?

$48,892 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from King with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,892 in their early years. That's great news for King students since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of King University

Tennessee State
1,252 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
King University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bristol, Tennessee. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for King are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1350 King College Road, Bristol, TN 37620-2699
Phone: 423-968-1187

King University Majors

35 Majors With Completions
559 Undergraduate Degrees
188 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from King University. Of these students, 559 received undergraduate degrees and 188 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 118 $55,715
Business Administration & Management 112 $34,822
General Psychology 45 $28,640
Health & Medical Administrative Services 39 $43,199
Social Work 35 NA
General Business/Commerce 34 NA
Computer Information Systems 26 $43,667
Teacher Education Grade Specific 26 $26,091
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20 $32,753
General Biology 17 $21,587

Learn more about the majors offered at King University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at King

72% Take At Least One Class Online
45% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 1,185 students took at least one online class at King University. This is a decrease from the 1,457 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,185 752
2019-2020 1,457 778
2018-2019 1,395 874
2017-2018 1,252 834
2016-2017 1,230 706

Learn more about online learning at King University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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