King College

King College

King College, KC, is a private college in Bristol, Tennessee. The college, which was established in 1867, is situated on a 135 acre campus. Programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels in arts, sciences, business, education, and health services. The schools of the college are as follows:

  • Peake School of Christian Mission
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing

King College is a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II. Students participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming/diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, cheerleading, and softball. The nickname of the KC athletics teams is Tornado. The college has a Student Government Association which represents the interests of students and oversees the student organization activities. Some of the student organizations are the History & Political Science Society, the Jazz/Gospel Choir, International Justice Mission, and the Newman Club.

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King College
1350 King College Rd
Bristol , TN 37620-2699
General Phone: (423) 968-1187

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King Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management200business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting, accounting and finance, managerial economics, international business, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine169registered nursing
Liberal Arts28American studies, foreign language and literature, French language, Spanish language, English, English language and literature, interdisciplinary studies, economics, economics courses, ...
Science26biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Therapy and Counseling11psychology
Education and Teaching9education, education courses
Religion and Philosophy5bible studies, theology and religious vocations
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3sports and fitness management
Art Studies1visual and performing arts
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science
Media1communication and journalism
Security and Law Enforcement0forensic science
Science and Laboratory Technician0science tech

Number of programs and degrees for King in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree36838
Master's degree902

King Student Body

In 2007-2008, King had a total enrollment of 1,515 students (1,445 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 18%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 25%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 22%
20-21 19%
22-24 9%
25-29 10%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 13%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina5%
(International Students)4%
South Carolina2%
West Virginia1%

King Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %

King Room and Board (2007)

King offers campus housing for 493 of its 1,445 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Bristol, Tennessee for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Tennessee Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

King Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450540
SAT Math440550
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT41%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT73%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

King Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,582
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,582
Room and board $ 6,900
Room charge $ 3,450
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,450
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
King participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 349600)

King Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year12$54,7886$62,105
Associate professorcalendar year12$52,4119$51,612
Assistant professorcalendar year10$45,14916$49,047
Instructorcalendar year1*4$45,484
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year35$50,75736$50,817

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

King Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Appalachian Athletic Conference
Baseball Appalachian Athletic Conference
Track Appalachian Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports7979158

King Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other

Liberal Arts
American History (United States)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other


Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets King Apart:

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Top 17%King % of degrees in mathematics
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