UMO Partnerships

The University of Mount Olive is Here to Help You Maximize Your Company’s Full Potential

As the leader in adult higher education in NC, the University of Mount Olive (UMO) has prepared graduates to excel in their careers, and elevate their companies to new heights. We want to help you advance your business, too! If you are like most businesses, you want to help your employees improve, but don’t know where to start. The University of Mount Olive is here to help you train your workforce at all levels, helping you stand out from the crowd!

Why UMO? We are:

  1. Respected: UMO was a forerunner in adult education, offering a convenient and flexible way for working adults to earn their degree since 1993. Over 20,000 lives have been transformed since our founding in 1951.
  2. Experienced: UMO has worked with organizations to develop customized partnerships including specialized programs focused on the needs of your business. We can even take our classes to your business!
  3. Convenient: Nine locations throughout eastern NC allow students who prefer a seated class the opportunity to continue full-time employment and earn their degree by attending class one night a week. Locations include Mount Olive, Fayetteville at the Partnership for Children, Goldsboro at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Jacksonville, New Bern, Research Triangle Park, Smithfield at Johnston Community College, Washington, and Wilmington. UMO also offers online programs in some of today’s most requested majors, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  4. Affordable: UMO partners with organizations to offer scholarship programs and tuition assistance to make the cost of earning a degree even more affordable.
  5. Comprehensive: UMO offers degree programs from associate to bachelor to master level.
  6. Personal: UMO evaluates the work experience and training of each student to offer experiential credit if applicable.
  7. Accredited: The University of Mount Olive is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges ( award the associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. The undergraduate programs in the Tillman School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 7007 College Blvd. Suite 420 Overland Park, KS 66211, (913) 339-9366. The RN to BSN and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs at the University of Mount Olive are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Successful Partnerships with UMO

Wondering how UMO could possibly partner with your organization? View some of our current partnerships below, and let’s talk!

  • Partnership for Children of Cumberland County, Inc. (Fayetteville, NC)
  • Burlington Police Department (Burlington, NC)
  • Durham Technical Community College (Durham, NC)
  • Four Region Child Care Resource & Referral Association (Wilmington, NC)
  • Johnston Community College (Smithfield, NC)

Contact us to schedule a phone call or presentation so we can learn more about each other and talk about potential partnership ideas. We are ready to partner with you!


Questions? Please contact Dr. Lisa Nuesell, Dean of Extended Education, at 919-381-6912 or