About UM

Mission & Vision

The University of Montevallo’s Mission Statement

The overriding mission of the University of Montevallo, unique in Alabama higher education, is to provide to students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, “small college” public higher educational experience of high quality with a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal studies and with professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences, designed for their intellectual and personal growth in pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.

The University of Montevallo’s Vision Statement

UM offers undergraduate and graduate students a learner-centered 21st century education informed by our liberal arts identity.

Core Values

  • Diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Intellectual and personal growth
  • Civic engagement and social justice
  • Global citizenship and sustainability