The mission of the University of Mount Union is to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work, and responsible citizenship.
Mount Union was founded in 1846 by Orville Nelson Hartshorn as a place where men and women could be educated with equal opportunity, science would parallel the humanities, and there would be no distinction due to race, color, or sex.
The University of Mount Union, a private Midwestern institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s students can select from broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as master’s programs in physician assistant studies and education with concentrations in athletic coaching, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, and Ohio principal licensure, and a doctoral program in physical therapy. Mount Union also plans to offer an online Master of Business Administration degree with concentrations in business analytics and leadership and innovation, as well as a master's in exercise and nutrient metabolism, pending appropriate external approvals. Known for its academic excellence and personal approach, the institution's curriculum is delivered by dedicated faculty members who are experts in their fields. The University strives to make its exceptional educational experience accessible to students of all financial backgrounds. Its increasingly-diverse campus community benefits from a student-centered approach and array of activities for cultural, civic, and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and in graduate study.