University Facts

Founded in 1854, Lincoln University, the nation’s first-degree-granting Historically Black College & University (HBCU), is committed to maintaining a nurturing and stimulating environment for learning, teaching, research, creative expression and public service for a diverse student body, faculty and workforce. We offer liberal arts and science-based undergraduate degree programs, select graduate programs, and continuing education courses to prepare students for careers in today’s fast-paced, technology-based, and global society. Faculty is a driving force in this transition, challenging and mentoring students to achieve superior academic performance and become mature, socially responsible citizens. Faculty and staff together provide a nurturing environment in which students come first. With a myriad of firsts to its credit and a tradition of producing world leaders, the University engages in programs that increase knowledge and global understanding. 

Located on 422 acres in southern Chester County, our main campus marries tradition and modern facilities, with sweeping pathways that encourage walking and contemplation within a safe and scenic landscape.

  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Associated with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1972 as a state-related, coeducational university
  • Athletics debut in NCAA Division II and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, or CIAA, during the 2010-11 academic year

ESTABLISHED
The Ashmun Institute, 1854 

RENAMED
Lincoln University, 1866

LEADERSHIP
President Brenda Allen
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Pierce Ramsey, Ph.D.

LOCATIONS

  • Main Campus (undergraduate programs) – 422 rural acres; 56 buildings – 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, PA 19352
  • University City location (select graduate programs) – 3020 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

COLLEGES

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Professional, Graduate and Extended Studies
  • College of Science and Technology

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STUDENT ENROLLMENT - Fall 2016

  • 1,824 undergraduate: 37 percent male; 63 percent female
  • 268 graduate: 29 percent male; 71 percent female
  • 2015 First time, full-time freshman retention rate: 75%
  • 84% of undergraduate students on main campus live in college-owned, - operated or –affiliated housing
  • 20% of students have cars on campus

DIVERSITY - Fall 2016

  • Students come from 30 states/territories and 15 foreign countries

FACULTY - Fall 2016

  • 96 full-time faculty members
  • 78% faculty with a doctoral degree
  • 22% faculty with a master’s degree

CLASS SIZE - Fall 2016

  • Student-faculty ratio – 12:1
  • 99% of undergraduate classes have 39 or fewer students

MOST POPULAR MAJORS (Degrees conferred 2015-2016 Academic year)

  • Human services
  • Business management and related programs
  • Health professions and related programs
  • Social sciences
  • Biological/life sciences

TUITION AND FEES - 2016-17

  • In-state undergraduate tuition and fees - $11,104
  • Out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees - $16,733
  • Room and board - $9,268
  • 89% of undergraduate students receive some type of financial assistance (2015-2016 academic year)

ENDOWMENT

  • $34.4 million (as of June 30, 2016)