In October of 1896, the Alabama Girls’ Industrial School opened its doors to some 150 young women from all parts of the state in an effort to educate women to be self-supporting. In 1923, the school became Alabama College, State College for Women, a degree-granting institution. The college began enrolling men in 1956. In 1969, in order to reflect this changing atmosphere, the school changed its name to University of Montevallo, and its four distinct colleges were established. Today, UM holds fast to the principles it was founded upon: “to provide an affordable, geographically accessible, ‘small college’ public higher educational experience of high quality, . . . designed for their intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.”
The University of Montevallo offers bachelor's and master's degrees from the colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Fine Arts. Online and hybrid programs are available for graduate-level degrees and certificates.
Accreditation & Licensing
University of Montevallo is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)