Rankings & Recognitions

U.S. News & World Report:

Lincoln University has been ranked amongst the Top 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities within the United States.

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Social Mobility

Lincoln University is ranked in the Top 50 Socially Mobile Schools and Top 40 public institutions in our region.

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2020-2021 Military Friendly Schools®

Lincoln University has been honored by Military Friendly®, as an institution that provides and supports veterans and their families.


Lincoln's alumni giving rate is No. 7 among all HBCUs in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Ranking.

Value Colleges

The Value Colleges organization has ranked Lincoln University as the No. 10 Historically Black College and University in the country.

Best Value Schools

Best Value Schools has ranked Lincoln University as the No. 23 Historically Black College and University in the country for 2021.

Best Value Schools: Most Affordable Colleges

Best Value Schools has ranked Lincoln University as the No. 6 Most Affordable College in Pennsylvania in 2021

Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named Lincoln University to its inaugural list of Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders, which recognizes the noteworthy level of engagement of Historically Black Colleges and Universities with the Fulbright Program.


Study.com has published its 2021 rankings for the top schools for finance programs in the country, and Lincoln University is ranked #48.

College Raptor

In the 2021 rankings, College Raptor has named Lincoln University #12 in its Top 25 Best HBCUs in the US.


Learn.org ranked Lincoln University #19 for the 50 best health science degrees for the 2020-2021 school year.

Moody’s Investor Services

In 2019, Moody’s Investor Services announced that the University’s outlook is positive, reflecting Lincoln University's “continued generally stable operating performance, gradual gains in liquidity, and consistent enrollment gains,” according to the Moody’s website.

Philadelphia Business Journal

The Philadelphia Business Journal recognized Lincoln University as #23 on the list of the Largest Colleges and Universities in Greater Philadelphia

Psychology Degree Guide

Psychology Degree Guide has recognized Lincoln University’s psychology program as the #14 program among all HBCU undergraduate psychology programs in 2021.