- More than 30 degree programs with approximately 75 majors
- Four colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, Michael E. Stephen
College of Business, College of Education and the College of Fine Arts.
- Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools since 1925
- Individual academic programs are nationally accredited by 11 different
professional evaluating organizations.
- UM is a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts
Colleges (COPLAC) and is one of 15 public liberal arts colleges in the
- Montevallo is believed to be the first legislatively designated public
liberal arts college.
- UM is a Carnegie Foundation Master's I institution.
- The University was the first Alabama institution of higher learning to
guarantee its teacher-education graduates
- UM claimed the first State of Alabama Eminent Scholar Chair, which
brings outstanding visiting scholars to campus for a semester or more.
- The University offers a Writing-Across-the-Curriculum program that
focuses on writing and composition skills, regardless of one's major.