in a rigorous study of
the Liberal Arts
with the world of work
to character development, to service, and to responsible citizenship in the community, the region, and the world
Mars Hill University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the mountains of western North Carolina. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in western North Carolina on its original site.
Mars Hill University is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the United States, sitting in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina. The town, which derives its name from the university, has a population of about 2,200. It is approximately 25 minutes north of Asheville, NC and approximately 45 minutes southwest of Johnson City, TN.
The MHU Conferences and Events Office is available to help coordinate use of the campus facilities, including dorms, meeting areas, auditorium, athletic amenities, and more by external groups. Whether you are a non-profit organization, corporation, church, athletic organization, or other, our experienced staff can help you plan and host your workshops, camps, conferences, concerts, meetings, and other programs on the Mars Hill University campus during the summer months.
As of the official census date (September 8, 2020), the 2020-21 MHU student body included 1051 students; 949 are traditional students, 71 are AGS undergraduate students, 30 are graduate students, and 1 is a dual-enrolled student.
Mars Hill University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. View our current openings.