Fall 2020 classes will begin August 17, 2020, and residence halls will open. Learn more.
Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world.
It does so by:
- Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- 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. Baseball participates in the East Coast Conference.
- Member institution of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund
The University's launched a strategic plan, Reimagining the Legacy: Learn. Liberate. Lead, in July 2018.
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.
The Ashmun Institute, 1854
Lincoln University, 1866
President Brenda A. Allen, Ph.D.
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- Main Campus (undergraduate programs) – 422 rural acres; 56 buildings – 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, PA 19352
- University City location (select undergraduate & graduate programs) – 3020 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
STUDENT ENROLLMENT - Fall 2019
- 2040 Undergraduate: 34 percent male; 66 percent female
- 201 Graduate: 26 percent male; 74 percent female
- 2018 First time, full-time student retention rate: 71.3%
- 88% of undergraduate students on the main campus live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing
- 18% of students have cars on campus
DIVERSITY - Fall 2019
- Students come from 28 states/territories and 11 foreign countries
FACULTY - Fall 2019
- 105 full-time faculty members
- 81% faculty with a terminal degree1
1Terminal degree: The highest degree achievable in a given academic or professional discipline.
CLASS SIZE - Fall 2019
- 98% of undergraduate classes have 39 or fewer students
- 15:1 Student-faculty ratio2
2Student-faculty ratio: the ratio of full-time equivalent undergraduate students (full-time plus 1/3 part-time) to full-time equivalent instructional undergraduate faculty (full time plus 1/3 part-time)
MOST POPULAR MAJORS (Undergraduate degrees conferred 2018-2019 academic year)
- Human Services
- Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
- Criminal Justice
TUITION AND FEES - 2019-2020
- In-state undergraduate tuition and fees – $11,266
- Out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees – $17,468
- Room and board – $9,828
- 97% of undergraduate students receive some type of financial assistance (2018-2019 academic year)
- $42.2 million (as of June 30, 2018)
This information was last updated March 2020. For more information, visit the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, & Planning webpage.