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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. A link to the accreditor's complaint procedures can be found here

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), a nationwide agreement among members states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable national standards.  SARA allows approved educational institutions to provide online courses and programs in additional states by developing a consortium of state approvals.  To learn more about SARA, please visit:

NC-SARA Complaint information can be found at:

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

The University of Mount Olive has applied to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). However, NC-SARA does not deal with professional licensing board approval for any courses or programs leading to professional licensure. If you are not a resident of North Carolina, and you are taking an online course or program leading to professional licensure, the University of Mount Olive cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina.  The University of Mount Olive recommends that you consult with the appropriate licensing agency or board in your state or territory – including states participating in NC-SARA – prior to beginning your course of study. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside North Carolina.


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.