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King's College Charlotte, NC
King's College
Location
322 Lamar Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204
Information
Type Private Two-Year College
Motto Finish First
President Ms. Diane Ryon
Information 1.800.768.2255
Accreditation Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Programs Business, Technology and Health Care
Website


King’s College is a small, private career college located on a small campus in Charlotte, NC in the well-known Elizabeth area just south of downtown. Founded in 1901, it has on-campus housing for students but over half of students come from the Charlotte area. King’s College awards both diplomas and associate degrees. It states that it focuses on job placement for graduates and that financial aid is available for those who qualify. Its web site contains limited information but may be found at www.kingscollegecharlotte.edu [1].

Student Body, Admissions, and Outcomes

According to Peterson’s ([2]) and recent institutional publications, King’s College has an undergraduate population of 522. Of 1,285 applicants, 1,012 (or 79%) were admitted. For the most recent year, 72% of entering students graduated and 99% of available graduates were placed in jobs. The only ones available to graduate is about approx. 12% in each program.

Academics

King’s College provides career-focused courses to high school graduates. King’s College’s programs generally offer hands-on learning opportunities that help prepare graduates to start working immediately. Some programs offer externships as well. Students can graduate in 8-12 months by earning a diploma. Associate degree programs can be completed in 14-16 months. King’s College groups its ten major areas of study into three main categories: Business, Technology, and Health Care. These major areas are listed below.

Business:

Technology:

  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Specialist
  • Network Management
  • Graphic Design

Health Care:

  • Medical Assisting

Accreditation

King’s College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (http://www.acics.org) to award diplomas and associate degrees. The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, http://www.caahep.org).

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