Statement of Accreditation Status

King’s College

  • CEO: Rev. Thomas Looney, C.S.C, Ph.D., President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Neal Bukeavich
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1955
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2028

Contact Information

133 North River Street
Wilkes - Barre, PA 18711

(570) 208-5900

www.kings.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • February 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's - Professional Practice Doctor of Occupational Therapy within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program within the scope of the institution's accreditation and to note this is a significant departure from existing educational programs. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 25, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2017, further documenting implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning and institutional effectiveness at all levels, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and the allocation of resources (Standards 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is now due June 1, 2020.
  • November 20, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2015, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7 and 14, including but not limited to evidence of the development and implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning and institutional effectiveness at all levels, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and the allocation of resources. In addition, to request that the monitoring report provide evidence of additional steps taken to ensure that (1) course syllabi incorporate expected learning outcomes (Standard 11) and (2) remedial or pre-collegiate level courses do not carry academic degree credit and that distance education offerings meet institution-wide standards for quality of instruction, articulated expectations of student learning, academic rigor, and educational effectiveness (Standard 13). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 26, 2014
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2015, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7 and 14, including but not limited to evidence of the development and implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning and institutional effectiveness at all levels, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and the allocation of resources. In addition, to request that the monitoring report provide evidence of additional steps taken to ensure that (1) course syllabi incorporate expected learning outcomes (Standard 11) and (2) remedial or pre-collegiate level courses do not carry academic degree credit and that distance education offerings meet institution-wide standards for quality of instruction, articulated expectations of student learning, academic rigor, and educational effectiveness (Standard 13). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Doctor of Occupational Therapy

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