King University

Bristol, TN 37620
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King University is one of the forty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Tennessee. The campus is located in an urban area, in Bristol.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,162 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 197 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 138 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 70%). Every year 52% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

King University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $27,024, and fees were $1,548. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,024 and $1,548 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students2,162
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Master's degree 9 72
Bachelor's degree 32 225
Post-master's certificate 0 3
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 74.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1947 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/13/2007 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT952 to 1153
ACT18 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $100

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$600/credit
In State Students$600/credit
Out of State Students$600/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$490/credit
In State Students$490/credit
Out of State Students$490/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $27,000 $27,000 $27,000
ADN 70 $42,000 $42,000 $42,000
BSN 125 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000
FNP 50 $24,500 $24,500 $24,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of King University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 41% $3,908
Other Federal Grant 18% $1,024
State Grant & Scholarships 32% $5,196
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 94% $17,080
Federal Student Loans 62% $5,924
Private Loans 5% $9,214


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$17,970
$30,001 to $48,000$15,124
$48,001 to $75,000$19,341
$75,001 to $110,000$18,685
Over $110,000$20,732

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.
King University
1350 King College Rd
Bristol, TN 37620

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