Mount Union College is a private, liberal arts college which started as a select school in the Old Carding Mill. It was known as a seminary during its early years although it was actually a small, struggling academy. Its college charter was acquired in 1858. It gained the patronage of the Methodist Episcopal Church during the Civil War years although it is not sponsored or founded by any religious denomination. It is located at 1972 Clark Avenue, Alliance, Ohio.

A vast range of academic coursework is offered in the liberal arts tradition by Mount Union College. There are about 48 majors and 52 minors to choose from in the undergraduate level. The general education course requirements provide opportunities for testing the waters of different majors and minors.

Undergraduate programs include Accounting, American Studies, Art, Asian Studies, Biology and many others. A graduate program in Physician Assistant Studies is offered as well as Pre-Professional Programs in Engineering, Law and Ministry. Minor areas of study are offered in Adolescent to Young Adult Education, African-American Studies, Astronomy, Classics, Database Management, Earth Science, Gender Studies, Internet Computing, Pre-Law, Public Service, Multiage Education and Web Design.

There are over 2,200 undergraduate students enrolled in Mount Union College from at least 27 states and 18 countries. The average class size is 18 while student/faculty ratio is 13:1. It has an alumni base of more than 13,000 graduates actively working around the world.

Tuition rate for all baccalaureate degrees is $ 11,815.00 per semester. Standard room and board is $ 3,710.00 while a 20-meal plan only costs $ 1,980.00. Part-time fee is $ 995.00 per semester hour while the overload tuition rate for over 19 semester credit hours is $ 590.00 per credit hour.