University of Mount Olive

Location
Mount Olive, NC
Student Size
2,536
College Type
Private University|Religious|Liberal Arts
Accceptance Rate
62%
Average Cost Per Year
$14,805
Student To Faculty Ratio
16:1

About Our College

The university'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 Free Will Baptist 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 what is today the University of Mount Olive.[5][6]

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