King's College is a liberal arts Catholic college established in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The William G. McGowan School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

The teacher education program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The certification program for Reading Specialist and the certification program for Program Specialist, English as a Second Language (ESL), are accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Ranking Profile:

- King's College is rated 39th among the Top Regional Universities in the North (US News 2012).

- It has been placed in the top 5 % of all master's degree granting colleges and universities in America in a ranking which emphasizes service to the community and social mobility of the student body (Washington Monthly magazine “2011 College Rankings: What Can Colleges Do for the Country”).

- The College has been placed on an exclusive list of American academic institutions compiled by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity for “Forbes” magazine based on multiple factors related to affordability and student and faculty achievement. It was also listed in the top 100 in a regionalized list of northeastern United States colleges and universities.

- Barron's Best Buys in College Education selected King's among the nation's top colleges for its ninth consecutive edition.

- Featured in The Princeton Review “The Best Northeastern Colleges – 2011 Edition”.

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