Higher Education

Local Companies Are Looking For Skilled, Certified Workers in Kingsport, Tennessee.

The Academic Village offers several Certification Courses hand-crafted with local businesses in mind. Whether you’re looking to get a job, get re-certified, or take on a new role, being certified can only help.

The Kingsport Academic Village is a 5 building, $12 million, 54,000-square-foot facility. Administered by Northeast State Community College, the center combines the resources of King University, Lincoln Memorial University, and Northeast State Community College all under one roof. Students are able to earn selected baccalaureate and graduate degrees from participating colleges and universities as well as associate degrees from Northeast State.

Colleges & Universities

ETSU at Kingsport

ETSU at Kingsport provides two campuses for the community. Our Allandale campus is located near the Allandale Mansion at 1501 University Boulevard; it houses many general education courses for our students.

ETSU at Downtown Kingsport is located within the Academic Village at 300 Clinchfield St.; it offers upper division & graduate courses for various academic majors.

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Northeast State at Kingsport

Northeast State at Kingsport (NSK) serves as the center for higher education and workforce development in Downtown Kingsport.  NSK consists of the Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE), Blazier-Wilson Hall, the Regional Center for Health Professions (RCHP), the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM), and the Pal Barger Regional Center for Automotive Programs (RCAP). These facilities provide curriculum and training for health-related and nursing programs, advanced manufacturingautomotive, and associate degrees and certificate programs from Northeast State as well as selected baccalaureate and graduate degrees from participating colleges.

Lincoln Memorial Online at Kingsport

Our nation’s beloved 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was a native of neighboring Kentucky. But you might not know that he envisioned “a great university for the people of this area” here in the Cumberland Gap. One hundred forty years later, Lincoln Memorial University is the heir of that vision, and we are very proud to wear his name and embrace his legacy. Most important, LMU is a close-knit community filled with people who care. Students can expect personal attention with an average class size of 14. At LMU, students build relationships that last, and they learn lessons they’ll carry for life. Find out more at LMU Online.

King University

King University is a Presbyterian, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 80 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports.