At the University of Mount Olive, we believe in transformational education. Not only do we strive to cultivate a generation of intelligent, open-minded students with a strong liberal arts background — we recognize that it is just as important to teach our students values that will help them develop into positive, contributing members of society.
The University of Mount Olive is a Christian faith-based, values-centered private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition. We serve our students, our founding church, and our communities.
The University of Mount Olive is one of the most unique and fastest-growing private educational institutions in North Carolina. Whether a student is getting ready to graduate from high school, wanting to transfer to a new college setting or is a working adult with little time to earn a college degree, the University of Mount Olive provides students with programs to fit their individual needs in a time and setting convenient for any lifestyle.
In its daytime program, the University of Mount Olive offers over 40 different majors. The average class size is under 25; every student gets personal attention. Transformational experiences also occur outside the classroom in more than 30 student organizations and 20 highly-competitive NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic teams.
In addition, UMO also offers one-night-a-week degree programs for adult students. Bachelor degree options include accounting, business management, criminal justice and criminology, early childhood education, healthcare management, human resource management, leadership, management information systems, and religious studies. An associate degree in general studies is also available. Locations include Mount Olive, SJAFB, Jacksonville, New Bern, Research Triangle Park, Smithfield at Johnston Community College, Washington and Wilmington.
The University also offers online programs, including an associate degree, RN to BSN, criminal justice and criminology and a Master of Business Administration degree.