King's University College is a Catholic educational institution affiliated with The University of Western Ontario (Western). Founded in 1954, the College provides general and honours degree programs in the liberal arts, social sciences, and social work, and a master's degree in social work. Sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of London, the College is a community of some 3,000 Canadian and 270 international students, 96 full-time and 167 part-time faculty members. It is renowned as a centre of teaching excellence positioned in the top rank of institutions of higher learning in Canada for the quality of its teaching faculty. Not only do King's faculty teach remarkably well, but their scholarship continues to enhance King's reputation as one of Canada's first-class undergraduate colleges. The students are supported in their academic endeavours by a full range of student development and personal counselling services. King's is a Catholic University College committed to the ongoing creation of a vital academic community animated by a Christian love of learning and the pursuit of truth. The College strives to foster an environment based on open inquiry, Christian values and service to the larger community.