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King University Accreditation and Membership


King University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of King University.

King University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the following degrees:Students Sitting on Steps

  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

The teacher education programs are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education.

The School of Nursing programs are fully approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, and are a member of the American Association of Colleges of NursingThe baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at King University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).1

The Bachelor of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accrediation (CSWE). 

The athletic program is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and Conference Carolinas.

King University School of Business is a member of Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.

King University is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).


King University is a member of the:

SCHEV Complaint Process
Complaint Procedure for Students Enrolled at Virginia Sites:

Students enrolled in academic programs in Virginia should follow the student complaint procedures outlined in the King University Student Handbook. Students who follow King University grievance policies without resolution of their concern may, as a last resort, contact a staff member of the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) to file a complaint about the school.

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

101 N. 14TH St.
10TH FL, James Monroe Bldg.
Richmond, VA 23219
Tel: 804.225.2600
Fax: 804.225.2604

King University's Richlands, Virginia, site serves as the main satellite location in the State of Virginia.

Southwest Virginia Community College
369 College Road
Richlands, Virginia

Each course or degree, diploma, or certificate program offered in Virginia is approved by the governing body of the school, the Board of Trustees.  

1King University is currently on probation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its Accreditation effective May 2020. The program will remain on probation until the Withdraw is effective and the program is closed.