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About King University

King University is a Presbyterian, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 80 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports.

    King University has seven academic schools of learning:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing
  • Peeke School of Christian Mission
  • School of Behavioral and Health Sciences
  • School of Applied Science and Technology

Location: Bristol, Tennessee, the twin city of Bristol, Virginia. One community in two states: Bristol, Virginia, on the north side of State Street and Bristol, Tennessee, on the south side nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.

Both Bristols are part of the Tri-Cities metropolitan area with a total population of nearly 450,000. Bristol is known as the "Birthplace of Country Music." It's also home of the Bristol Motor Speedway, which attracts thousands of people to the area each year for NASCAR races on the world's fastest half-mile track.

In addition to auto racing, you'll find plenty of recreational entertainment, dining and shopping options in the area. For example you might:

  • Explore the winding paths and breathtaking scenery of Bristol Caverns.
  • Shop the specialty stores and coffeehouses along State Street.
  • Absorb some culture at The Paramount Center of the Arts, Theater Bristol, and Viking Hall Civic Center, offering everything from rock concerts to ballet.

Campus: 135 wooded acres and Georgian-style architecture buildings provide a quiet, beautiful learning environment that's just two minutes away from bustling downtown Bristol.

The King Board of Trustees has controlling ownership and interest in the school.