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The University of Mount Olive is transforming education, one proud graduate at a time.  At UMO, every member of our faculty and staff strives to deliver an outstanding educational experience to every student.  The following awards are a badge of honor, reflecting all the hard work we’ve put in, as well as a goal, and a promise — we will continue to deliver the outstanding university experience our students have come to know while striving to be the best at what we do.

We’d like to thank all of our students, faculty, and staff for working together to help us achieve the following commendations.

2018/2019 Academic Year

Top 25 Ranking in 2019 US News & World Report Regional Colleges

UMO Ranked 10th Best College for Veterans in the South by US News & World Report

Wallet Hub Ranks UMO 8th as a Top North Carolina University


2017/2018 Academic Year

Washington Monthly Names UMO 6th in the Southeast Colleges “Best Bang for the Buck”

UMO Named a “College of Distinction”

UMO Honored as a Military Friendly School

Top 10 Ranking by affordablecollegesonline.org for Online Programs

BestColleges.com Ranks UMO in Top 25 Best Colleges in NC

Ranked in Top 30 of Best Colleges in NC by Niche

Top 30 Ranking in North Carolina by Vest Value Schools

UMO Ranked as One of the Best Colleges in NC by College Consensus

Ranked #11 by Student Loan Report for Scholarship Aid

Best Value Schools Ranks UMO in Top 30 NC Colleges and Universities

Business and Education Programs Recognized by Colleges of Distinction


2016/2017 Academic Year

Top 20 Ranking for Exceptional Online Education by Accredited Schools Online

Best Online Criminal Justice Degrees Ranks UMO 18th in the Nation