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University of Mount Olive Accreditation Information


The University of Mount Olive is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Mount Olive.

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 Human Resource Management program is endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Healthcare Management program is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).  The Tillman School of Business is pursuing accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the MBA program, in accordance with prescribed ACBSP accreditation processes for new programs.

The RN to BSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC  20036, (202) 887-6791.

To assure the MSN program meets the rigorous requirements for today's nursing professionals, the University of Mount Olive MSN program is preparing for CCNE programmatic accreditation.  Our initial programmatic accreditation visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is scheduled for September 2017.

The MEd program is approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education.

Students wishing to submit a formal complaint should review the University of Mount Olive Policy by clicking here.

Additional Information about Online Programs

State Regulations
Due to higher education regulation changes effective July 1, 2011, the University of Mount Olive is not currently enrolling students in the following states: AL, AR, CT, DE, HI, ID, IL, KS, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, ND, OH, OR, RI, SD, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY. In many locations, authorization is pending and students may likely be able to enroll in University of Mount Olive’s online degree programs. Please call our office to determine this status of the state where you currently reside.

The University of Mount Olive has applied to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement - North Carolina (SARA-NC).  Under SARA-NC guidelines, the University of Mount Olive discloses that we do not offer any entirely online programs that lead to licensure.

NCSEAA c/o SARA North Carolina
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(855) 727-2162, toll free
(919) 248-4667, local

Click here for the SARA North Carolina Student Complaint Process.

Master of Education
Successful completion of the MEd program leads to eligibility for a North Carolina teaching certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education:  General Curriculum. North Carolina teaching certifications may also be accepted in other states. State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers does not indicate eligibility for state certification. Each state’s licensure board determines the licensing requirements for candidates seeking teacher licensure. The University of Mount Olive is not responsible for providing licensure information; students will be responsible for contacting states directly to obtain information.  If you wish to enroll in one of our online offerings and are located in a state other than North Carolina, please contact the appropriate state representative to determine if the program meets requirements for licensure in that state. Click here for State Education contact information.


To learn more about university admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, recognitions etc., please contact the University of Mount Olive directly.

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, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.