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At King’s you’ll discover how to make a living and how to live
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Small School. Big Opportunities.

Consider King’s College a four-year laboratory that helps you discover what you are passionate about while preparing for your profession. We blend large university opportunities with personalized support in a smaller setting, creating the ideal environment for a college education.

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The Holy Cross Difference

Next to academic excellence, the College's foundation in the Holy Cross is the most unique and transformative aspect of the King's experience. Regardless of your background, a Holy Cross education will change you. It goes beyond degrees and careers, instilling a foundational belief in yourself and your impact on the world.

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It's About Lifelong Success

King's College doesn't just set you on a path to a career; King's prepares you for lifelong success and social mobility. Of the graduates who reported back to us over the last several years, we continue to see that Monarchs secure competitive and rewarding jobs right after graduation and in the years that follow.

96%
Placement Rate
Most of our graduates are fully employed, pursuing graduate studies, or performing volunteer work within six months.
$60,000
Average Starting Salary
Have confidence that what you learn at King's will position you to earn a competitive salary above the national average right after graduation.
Top 20%
Return on Investment
A King's College degree is in the Top 20% for net value after 20, 30, and even 40 years according to Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce.

From Our Monarchs

Our students, faculty, and staff are inspired by what they encounter every day at King's. Learn more about their experiences and find out how you could be inspired, too!

What makes King's special is the unity on campus.
Wynter | Psychology & English
What is the source of meaning in your life?
Brother Jimmy | Residence Life

Here Are 6 Reasons to Choose King's College

Let’s help you narrow down your college search with just six (of many) reasons why King’s College should top your list and you should join our Monarch family by applying.

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1. This is an Education You Can Afford

It is possible to receive a high-quality, premier education at an affordable cost, thanks to generous donors who make King's College scholarships available to every accepted student. That’s why 100% of our first-time, full-time students have a King’s College scholarship.

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2. We're an Inclusive Community

Part of our mission is to respect the inherent dignity of every person... and we mean it. Our community welcomes everyone, including legacy families, first-gen students, individuals from minority backgrounds, and those of all faiths. At King's, this is your home, too.

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3. We Enrich Your Mind and Heart

We don't simply provide an education; we develop your mind and heart through student success services and wellness programs that ensure you have both a healthy school-life balance and a safe space to challenge yourself.

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4. Our Degrees Are In Demand

Our curriculum provides you with not only what you want and need to learn but also a degree that lays the groundwork for high growth potential. When other schools are cutting programs, we’re adding majors that are in demand.

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5. Here, Everyone Thrives

With nearly half of our student body made up of athletes and at least 60% of students involved in at least one or more club, intramural, or arts program, we encourage teamwork, collaboration, and leadership over individual success, so you'll develop skills that set you up for academic, career, and personal achievement.

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6. This is a Classic College Town

Wilkes-Barre is a small city with an exciting future as large corporations put down roots and small businesses open next door to arts and sports venues, great restaurants, and parks, trails, and slopes. You have quick access to bigger cities, too.

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A Strong Self Investment

We understand financial fit is a big factor when selecting your school. We make every effort to support you and empower you with as much information as possible to navigate the financial aid process. We want you to be confident that your choices today will lead to a promising future.

These statistics are based on 2022-23 data.

100%
of first-year, full-time students receive a King's scholarship

Catholic institutions are known for their high-quality education, and we’re proud to make ours accessible to all our students.

$37,600
average first-year financial aid offer

Better yet, 80% of the average offer does not need to be repaid, so everyone can and should apply for financial aid.

$36 mil
Annual scholarships & grants awarded

Our merit scholarships range from $20,000 to full tuition and are awarded to every student accepted at King’s.

Upcoming Events

King's College Latest News

The Office of College Marketing and Communications proactively shares the incredible work of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni through press releases, articles, social media, newsletters, and annual publications. 

King’s College Announces Spring 2024 Dean’s List

Joseph Evan, Ph.D., ’95, provost and vice president for academic affairs at King’s College, today acknowledged the more than 600 students who qualified for the Spring 2024 Dean’s List

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Raynor Returns as King's Head Men's Soccer Coach

A familiar face returns to the King's College men's soccer program ahead of the 2024 season as Brandon Raynor becomes the fourth full-time head coach in program history.

Brandon Raynor

King’s Awarded $1.45 Million to Help Address STEM Teacher Shortage

The National Science Foundation awarded King’s $1.45 million to help bring more K-12 math and science teachers to underserved communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Dr. Heiss of the PRIMES team with local students at the King's College STEM Symposium in April 2024

King's Releases 2024 Football Schedule

The King's College football program just unveiled its 2024 regular-season schedule, which starts with the annual Mayor's Cup game on Sept. 7, 2024.

2024 Schedule

Baseball's Ciszak Signs Contract with Dublin Leprechauns of Pecos League

Recent graduate Nick Ciszak just signed an independent baseball league contract with the Dublin Leprechauns out of the Pecos League.

Nick Ciszak

Football Standout Damon Saxon Inducted into MAC Hall of Fame

King's College football legend Damon Saxon has been inducted into the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2024.

Damon Saxon