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Mount Olive College is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition. It haslocations in Mount Olive, Goldsboro, Jacksonville, New Bern, Research Triangle Park, Washington, and Wilmington, North Carolina.

Read more about Mount Olive College in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.




Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 3.10
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1230-1530
ACT Score: 15-20
6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%
Acceptance Rate: 54%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 3825
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Free Will Baptists
Location: Rural
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: B
Shakespeare: Yes
Academic Transparency: Somewhat Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $17,300.00
Out of State Tuition: $17,300.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: $33,600.00
Average Student Debt of Graduates: $21,042.00
Good Economic Value?: Fair
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 29.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 5.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Red
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Non-Political
Faculty Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles mention Mount Olive College:

A Refreshing Commencement Season: this year's addresses in North Carolina colleges and universities featured big names but few politicians. (May 19, 2013)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 7, 2010)

Democrats at the Podium: In today’s college environment, commencement speakers’ politics should come as no surprise. (May 4, 2009)