King's College

King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame. The College has been recognized on a national scale by several publications, including Forbes magazine, for providing its graduates excellent return on their tuition investment, the social mobility of its graduates, and its institutional commitment to public service. A small, student-centered community, King's is known for its family atmosphere and for instilling in its students self-confidence that leads to personal success. Students are encouraged to expand their horizons in a safe, supportive environment.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1946 Roman Catholic Semester $68.3 million 133 N. River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 (570) 208-5900
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59 100.0 Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barre 742


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The The student-faculty ratio at King's College is 13:1, and the school has 53.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at King's College include: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other; Accounting; Psychology, General; and Elementary Education and Teaching. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75 percent.

Faculty & Classes

Title Value
Classes with fewer than 20 students 53.7%
20-49 46.3%
50 or more < 1%


  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, 11%
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other, 9%
  • Accounting, 9%
  • Psychology, General, 9%
  • Elementary Education and Teaching, 7%

Academic Programs & Offerings

  • 3+2 Engineering Dual Degree program with the University of Notre Dame
  • First-year experiences - N/A
  • Service learning - N/A
  • Senior capstone or culminating academic experience - N/A
  • Writing in the disciplines - N/A
  • Undergraduate research/creative projects - N/A
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