King University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,024
4.75% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$18,197
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
6.75%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
51.4%
1,169 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
2,162
88.9% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
52%
90 Graduates

About

King University is a higher education institution located in Sullivan County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at King University were General Business Administration & Management (287 degrees awarded), Adult Health Nurse (257 degrees), and Information Technology (85 degrees).

In 2017, 1,268 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at King University. 66.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,083 degrees), 15.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at King University is $27,024, which is $6,291 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at King University is $27,024, which is $6,291 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,197.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,024
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at King University was $27,024. The cost of tuition at King University is $6,291 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,197
2017 Value
3.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 King University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,197. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of King University grew by 3.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,635
Room and Board
$1,420
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at King University was of $6,635 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,420. The cost of room and board increased by 0.333% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.43% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at King University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.82% with respect to 2016, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.75%
2016 Default Rate
82
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at King University was 6.75%, which represents 82 out of the 1215 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

King University received 1,169 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 27% annual decline. Out of those 1,169 applicants, 601 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,162 students enrolled at King University in 2017, and 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

King University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
601
Accepted Out of 1,169

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of King University was 51.4% (601 admissions from 1,169 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 51.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -27%, while admissions declined by -27%.

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SAT Scores

39%
Submission Percentage
69
Scores Submitted

39% of enrolled first-time students at King University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

King University has a total enrollment of 2,162 students. The full-time enrollment at King University is 1,921 students and the part-time enrollment is 241. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at King University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at King University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.7% White, 6.61% Black or African American, 3.61% Hispanic or Latino, 1.85% Two or More Races, 0.601% Asian, 0.0463% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0463% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at King University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (50.7%), followed by White Male (28.8%) and Black or African American Female (4.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (67.4%), followed by White Male (18.8%) and Black or African American Female (4.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at King University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,162 students. The full-time enrollment at King University is 1,921 and the part-time enrollment is 241. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at King University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at King University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), King University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,745
  2. Black or African American
    143
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    78

The enrolled student population at King University is 80.7% White, 6.61% Black or African American, 3.61% Hispanic or Latino, 1.85% Two or More Races, 0.601% Asian, 0.0463% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0463% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 90 students (4.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 418 more women than men received degrees from King University. The majority of degree recipients at King University are white (1,083 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at King University is General Business Administration & Management (287 degrees awarded), followed by Adult Health Nurse (257 degrees) and Information Technology (85 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at King University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Business (459 degrees awarded), Health (421 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (85 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at King University are Registered nurses (1,433,854 people), Accountants & auditors (1,141,024 people), Other managers (822,787 people), Software developers (527,894 people), and Financial managers (461,459 people).

The most specialized majors at King University are Business (459 degrees awarded), Health (421 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (85 degrees), Psychology (72 degrees), and History (13 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at King University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at King University are Business (459 degrees awarded), Health (421 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (85 degrees), Psychology (72 degrees), and History (13 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at King University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,911,110 people), Elementary & secondary schools (1,097,015 people), Computer Systems Design (929,572 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (694,481 people), and Banking & related activities (586,577 people).

The most specialized majors at King University are Business (459 degrees awarded), Health (421 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (85 degrees), Psychology (72 degrees), and History (13 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by King University.
Most Common
  1. 287 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 257 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 85 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at King University was General Business Administration & Management with 287 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 425
  2. 843

In 2017, 425 degrees were awarded to men at King University, which is 0.504 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (843).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 205 degrees were awarded to men at King University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.807 times less than the 254 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 254 degrees were awarded to women at King University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 205 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 29% of students graduating from King University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at King University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.56% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,083 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    68 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at King University is white (1,083 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

2.6% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    733 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    350 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at King University is white female (733 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (350 degrees).

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Operations

King University has an endowment valued at nearly $36.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.55M (9.66%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, King University had a total salary expenditure of $36.3M. King University employs 46 Assistant professors, 31 Associate professors, and 13 Instructors. Most academics at King University are Female Assistant professors (30), Female Associate professors(16), and Male Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at King University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 39 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, and Management with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36.7M
2017 Endowment
6.69%
growth from 2016

King University has an endowment valued at about $36.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of King University grew 6.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.6M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, King University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.5M
2017 Salaries
2.03%
decline from 2016

In 2017, King University paid a median of $17.5M in salaries, which represents 48% of their overall expenditure ($36.3M) and a 2.03% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.31% growth from 2015 and a 5.53% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.94M
Instructional Salaries
101
Number of Employees

In 2017, King University paid a total of $5.94M to 101 employees working as instructors, which represents 34% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
46 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at King University were Assistant professor with 46 employees; Associate professor with 31 employees; and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at King University were Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; and Management with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at King University was Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, Female Associate professor with 16 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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