Rankings & Recognitions

Since its founding in 1854, Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), has been internationally recognized for its commitment to excellence in scholarship and service. At Lincoln, we provide a rigorous liberal arts education and cultivate the character, values, and standards of excellence needed to enable students to become responsible citizens of a global community. We are proud to be recognized by these organizations as an institution for our continued efforts.

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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The school is also ranked in the Top 50 Socially Mobile Schools and Top 40 public institutions in our region.

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

2020-2021 Military Friendly Schools®

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

Value Colleges

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

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 (HBCUs) with the Fulbright Program.

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Study.com has published its 2020 rankings for the top schools for finance programs in the country, and Lincoln University is ranked #48.

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College Raptor

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

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

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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.