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University of Mount Olive College

In December 2013, Mount Olive College announced an official name change to the University of Mount Olive as of January 1, 2014.

The University of Mount Olive is a private Conference Carolinas liberal arts college located in Mount Olive, North Carolina. Chartered in 1951, the college is sponsored by the Original Free Will Baptist Convention. The college’s roots and educational philosophy can be traced as early as 1897 when Free Will Baptists in Pitt County, North Carolina, citing a growing need for education in the community, led a discourse on education within the church.

 
These efforts ultimately resulted in the founding of the Ayden Theological Seminary and its successor institution, Eureka College, both in Ayden, North Carolina, to educate ministers and provide a liberal arts education to the local constituency. After a catastrophic fire destroyed the administration building in 1931, Eureka College ceased operations, and the Free Will Baptist church’s efforts to fulfill its educational vision were reinvested in the founding of Mount Olive College.
 
Mount Olive is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. A member of the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas, its sports teams compete as the Mount Olive Trojans.

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Location

Address
634 Henderson St
City
Mount Olive
State
NC
Zip/Post Code
28365

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
3714
In State Tuition Fees
17300
Out State Tuition Fees
16800
ACT Score
20
SAT Score
1020
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.85
Male Female Ratio
33:67
Acceptance Rate
49%
Student Faculty Ratio
14:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Free-Will Baptist Church
Campus Housing
No
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Trojan
Colors
White and Green
Conference
Carolinas

College History

History

From its inception as a junior college, Mount Olive College has been sponsored by the Original Free Will Baptist Convention. The institution was chartered in 1951 and opened in 1952 at Cragmont Assembly, the Free Will Baptist summer retreat grounds near Black Mountain, North Carolina, under the direction of the Reverend Lloyd Vernon.

The school was originally called Mount Allen Junior College, taking its name from the mountain near Cragmont. In September 1953, the college was moved to Mount Olive, North Carolina, nearer the center of denominational strength in the eastern section of the state. Under the leadership of the Reverend David W. Hansley, Chairman of the Board of Directors, plans were made to develop a junior college offering programs in arts and sciences and in business.

The Reverend W. Burkette Raper was elected president in the summer of 1954, and in September the college began its first collegiate year with an enrollment of twenty-two students. First campus building in Mount Olive, North Carolina. In 1956, the name "Mount Allen Junior College" was changed to "Mount Olive Junior College." In that same year, plans were launched for an enlarged campus which today consists of 250 acres. In September 1970, the college's name was officially changed to "Mount Olive College.

" In 1977, the Original Free Will Baptist Convention requested that the Board of Trustees of Mount Olive College work aggressively toward making the college a four-year institution. The 1979 session of the convention endorsed the projected timetable set by the college's Board of Trustees to add the junior year in 1984 and the senior year in 1985. 

College Specialty

Specialty

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.

Alumni

Alumni

Nido Qubein '66  Motivational speaker and President of High Point University Steve Mintz '90 - Professional baseball player Tom Layne '07   Professional baseball player Carter Capps '11  Professional baseball player

Alumni Association:www.umo.edu/support-moc/alumni-friends

Campus

Campus

The University has 7 locations in North Carolina, including its main campus. The University's other campuses are located in New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington, and Jacksonville.

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