King’s College is a Catholic institution of higher education animated and guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross—founder of our sister institution, the University of Notre Dame.
King’s College is a Catholic institution founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame. Located on an urban campus in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the College offers 57 undergraduate and graduate programs, over 50 clubs and activities, and 28 NCAA Division III athletic teams, all of which provide ample opportunity for students to deepen their educational experience and develop skills for both a meaningful career and life.
With intentionally small classes (average class size is 18 students) and a focus on community engagement and personal connection, students from all backgrounds and faiths find success and support while earning their degrees in business, engineering, biochemistry, neuroscience, environmental science, sociology, criminal justice, and computer science… just to name a few! The College is also home to premier allied health programs in physician assistant, athletic training, exercise science, occupational therapy, and nursing.
The Princeton Review has ranked King’s College as a “Best in the Northeast” and features the College on the 2022 Best Regional Colleges list. Showcasing our commitment to first generation students and preparing low-income students to climb the economic ladder, the Third Way Organization has ranked the College in the Top 50% of their Economic Mobility Index, and NAPSA has named King’s a First-Gen Forward™ Institution.