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University Facts


Established as The Ashmun Institute, 1854.

Renamed as Lincoln University, 1866


  • Main Campus (undergraduate programs) – 429 rural acres; 56 buildings – 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, PA 19352
  • University City location (select undergraduate & graduate programs) – 3020 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Located on 429 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.

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Accreditations and Associations

  • 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

Strategic Plan

The University's launched a strategic plan, Reimagining the Legacy: Learn. Liberate. Lead, in July 2018.


Brenda A. Allen, Ph.D. serves as the 14th president of Lincoln University. Visit our administration page to learn more.

Student Enrollment

Fall 2021

  • 1,767 Undergraduate: 34 percent male; 66 percent female
  • 149 Graduate: 24 percent male; 76 percent female
  • 2020 First time, full-time cohort retention rate: 73.2%
  • 89% of undergraduate students on main campus live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing
  • 40% of undergraduate main campus students have cars on campus.

Diversity - Fall 2021

  • Students come from 28 states/territories and 9 foreign countries

Faculty - Fall 2021

  • 109 full-time faculty members (105 instructional full-time and 4 Librarian full-time faculty)
  • 81% faculty with a terminal degree¹

¹Terminal degree: The highest degree achievable in a given academic or professional discipline.

​Class Size - Fall 2021

  • 97.3% of undergraduate classes have 39 or fewer students.
  • 13:1 Student-faculty ratio² (Fall 2021)

²Student-faculty ratio: 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 during 2020-2021 academic year.

  • Human Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Science
  • Biology
  • Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia

Tuition and Fees  2021-2022

  • In-state undergraduate tuition and fees – $11,566
  • Out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees – $17,912
  • Room and board – $10,076
  • 95% of undergraduate students receive some type of financial assistance


  • $45.4 million (as of June 30, 2020)

This information was last updated February 2022. For more information, visit our Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, & Planning page.