King University

1350 King College Rd - Bristol, TN 37620
  • Region: Southeast
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Size: Small

King University, a Presbyterian-affiliated Christian community founded in 1867, is dedicated to integrating rigorous academic programming with the exploration of faith. Undergraduates engage in varied, real-world economic and scientific research opportunities, interacting with prominent voices to examine the intersection of faith and culture.

King's main campus resides on 135 scenic acres in Bristol (TN), a city officially recognized as the Birthplace of Country Music. The Tri-Cities area (population 450,000) features a wealth of live music, including the nationally-known Rhythm and Roots Reunion weekend festival. Students enjoy concerts; sporting events at nearby Bristol Motor Speedway; and, biking, fishing, hiking and skiing while exploring the nearby Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains.

The University provides its 1,500 undergraduates with a robust liberal arts foundation. Specialization opportunities are available in Nursing, Security and Intelligence Studies, Exercise Science, Digital Media Art & Design as well as Information Technology and traditional majors. A 13:1 student-faculty ratio ensures small classes. A dual-degree engineering program is available, and the online learning program is unusually large.

U.S. News & World Report has named King a "Best Regional University" in the South for nearly 30 consecutive years. The Brookings Institute has ranked the University third among Tennessee colleges for preparing students for high-paying careers. University athletic opportunities include 28 varsity teams that compete in the NCAA Division II and Conference Carolinas.

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About King University

Founded in 1867, King University (originally King College) is a Presbyterian-affiliated Christian academic community dedicated to the integration of rigorous academic programming and the exploration of faith.

Mission Statement

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.