University of Mount Olive at Jacksonville Breaking Ground

JACKSONVILLE – University of Mount Olive at Jacksonville will be breaking ground on a new building, slated to open in January 2013.  The College’s Jacksonville site began serving the educational needs of Onslow and surrounding counties in August 2009 and has experienced significant growth in that time period.  Because of this growth, the College has outgrown its current space on Parkwood Drive.  The new location on Onslow Drive, with 10,000 square feet of space, will give students an easier location to access with more parking, additional classroom space, a student community area and additional office space.

Guy Bradbury, director of University of Mount Olive at Jacksonville said, “The Jacksonville location has grown significantly since its beginning.  The area is in need of the educational services that we provide and we want to be a significant part of Onslow County’s development for the future.”

University of Mount Olive at Jacksonville serves around 200 students per semester, and the new location will allow the College to serve more citizens of Onslow County and surrounding areas.  “Many people in Onslow County aren’t aware of the opportunities that University of Mount Olive has to offer,” Bradbury said.  “With the larger and more visible location, we will be able to reach out to the residents of Onslow County, Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station.”

Program offerings include bachelor degree programs in Business Management, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Early Childhood Education, Health Care Management and an associate degree in General Studies.  The one-night-a-week class format is specifically designed to accommodate the career goals and busy lifestyle of working adults.

A ground breaking ceremony will occur on Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m.  The public is invited to attend.

University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville.  For more information, visit