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King’s College Overview

King's College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is King’s College Known For?

499 Undergraduate Awards
$38,835 Avg Cost After Aid
87% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at King's College PA.
  • In 2019-2020, 63% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from King's College PA with a bachelor's degree make about $56,120 a year. That's 38% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average King's College PA student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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King’s College Rankings

King's College PA is ranked #298 out of 2,018 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

King's College PA has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#107 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at King's College PA.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Best Other Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Other Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#104 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards King's College PA has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#16 Highest Paid Athletic Training Graduates College Factual
#18 Highest Paid Other Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#53 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#112 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Schools College Factual
#117 Best Allied Health Professions Schools College Factual
#120 Highest Paid Allied Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is King’s College?


Contact details for King's College PA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 133 N River St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0801
Phone: 570-208-5900

How Do I Get Into King’s College PA?

You can apply to King’s College PA online at:

Admission Requirements for King’s College PA

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into King’s College PA?

87% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
Since King's College PA has an acceptance rate of 87%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Can I Afford King’s College?

$38,835 Net Price
97% Take Out Loans
5.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of King's College PA is $38,835. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At King's College PA, approximately 97% of students took out student loans averaging $9,269 a year. That adds up to $37,076 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at King's College PA is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

King’s College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,901 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,059 undergraduate students at King's College PA, with 1,901 being full-time and 158 being part-time.


There are also 261 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,901 full-time undergraduates at King's College PA, 53% are male and 47% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of King's College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 50
Black or African American 89
Hispanic or Latino 182
White 1,348
International Students 105
Other Races/Ethnicities 127

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at King's College. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 8 countries are represented at King's College PA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Qatar.

Online Learning at King’s College

105 Took All Classes Online
801 Took At Least One Class Online
1,079.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 801 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at King's College PA has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 62nd most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of King’s College PA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at King's College was 1,079.7%. This is the #96 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at King's College PA regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of King's College PA majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Medical Administrative Services 42%
Health Professions 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at King's College PA ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at King's College PA.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health & Medical Administrative Services #21
Health Professions #43

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

King’s College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Allied Health Professions 12 65 77
Other Health Professions 73 0 73
Health & Medical Administrative Services 10 40 50
Accounting 41 0 41
Business Administration & Management 41 0 41
Marketing 34 0 34
Criminal Justice & Corrections 29 0 29
Teacher Education Grade Specific 24 0 24
General Psychology 24 0 24
General Biology 21 0 21
Finance & Financial Management 19 0 19
Curriculum & Instruction 0 18 18
International Business 17 0 17
Health & Physical Education 14 0 14
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 13 0 13
Natural Resources Conservation 12 0 12
Communication & Media Studies 11 0 11
Human Resource Management 9 0 9
Mathematics 9 0 9
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 8 8
General English Literature 8 0 8
Physics 8 0 8
History 7 0 7
Computer Science 6 0 6
Writing Studies 6 0 6
Economics 6 0 6
Political Science & Government 6 0 6
Civil Engineering 5 0 5
Romance Languages 4 0 4
Philosophy 4 0 4
Sociology 4 0 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 3 0 3
Computer Information Systems 3 0 3
Special Education 0 3 3
Mechanical Engineering 3 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 3 0 3
Theological & Ministerial Studies 3 0 3
Biological & Physical Science 2 0 2
Chemistry 2 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 2 0 2
Nursing 1 0 1
Other Education 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0
TOTAL 499 134 633


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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