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Aug. 30, 2016 - For the seventh consecutive year, King’s College has been recognized as among the best master’s degree granting institutions in the country in a national ranking by “Washington Monthly” magazine which recognizes higher learning institutions for service to the community and social mobility of the student body.  King’s placed 136th of almost 650 colleges and universities in the final rankings. 

King’s ranked 98th nationally from among 634 institutions in the master’s degree category for community service participation and hours served. 

“King’s welcome its largest class of first-year students in its 70 years of existence last week and almost 600 students spent part of their second day on campus performing service for local community groups,” said Father John Ryan, C.S.C., King’s president.  “It is this core belief in service as a vital component to a college education that has earned King’s another national recognition for the impact its education has on students while at King’s and into their adult lives.”

King’s was the highest ranked Luzerne County college or university in the rankings.

The rankings appear in the September/October issue of “Washington Monthly” magazine. The rankings were based on three evenly weighted selection criteria; social mobility, service, and research

King’s is the only Wyoming Valley institution of higher learning to be named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll each year since it was established in 2006.

King’s has also earned a place for eight consecutive years on an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” compiled for “Forbes” magazine by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity based on multiple factors related to success after graduation, affordability, student satisfaction, and student and faculty achievement.