University of Mount Olive Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

University of Mount Olive Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

MOUNT OLIVE – U.S. News and World Report, a recognized leader in college and grad school rankings, has ranked the University of Mount Olive (UMO) in the top 25 largest universities based on total enrollment.  UMO also tied for the tenth place spot for Best Colleges for Veterans.

Issued each fall, the U.S. News and World Report rankings emphasize academic reputation, financial resources and selectivity in admissions. “We are rapidly becoming known as one of the most unique and fastest growing private educational institutions in North Carolina,” said University of Mount Olive President Dr. David Poole.  “Whether a student is a recent high school graduate, a military veteran looking to start a new career, or 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, and UMO is as affordable as it is convenient.”

In its 67th year of operation, the University of Mount Olive has a reputation for academic excellence and affordability.  It boasts an undergraduate enrollment of 3,259 throughout each of its eight regional educational locations and online.

Among the reasons UMO was selected as a great academic option for military veterans is its various programs for students including online and one-night-a-week-program options. Additionally, UMO is made up of military friendly faculty, many of whom have served in the armed forces themselves.

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