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King’s College, formally The College of Christ the King, is a liberal arts college located in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, King’s College has been ranked among the best colleges in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for 16 straight years. Barron’s Best Buys in College Education selected King’s as one of the top 10% of colleges in the United States. King’s College ranked 366 out of the 600 best colleges in the nation according to Forbes Magazine. According to Forbes, the college ranked number one in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognized King’s innovative and effective service and service learning programs. The American Association of Colleges and Universities’ Greater Expectations Initiative named the college as one of only 16 “Leadership Institutions” nationwide. The John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges recognized King’s in its select group of 100 colleges nationwide. The college is located within the Diocese of Scranton.
The school’s academic programs are accredited by several highly respected organizations: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (making King’s one of only 48 undergraduate schools of business in the country with this accreditation), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (making King’s one of only 19 other colleges in Pennsylvania with this accreditation), the Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistants, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, and a ten-year re-accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
King’s grants bachelor’s degrees in 35 majors (business, education, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and allied health programs) and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies and education studies. The average class size is 18 with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. There are 7 pre-professional programs and 10 special concentrations. The average student GPA is 3.3. Over 96% of freshmen students receive institutional financial aid. Over 87% of the faculty has a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degrees. According to the college, 70% of all enrolled students graduate from King’s and 99% of graduates are employed or attend graduate school within six months of graduation. The business program is AACSB-accredited.