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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 2023

  • 1,717 Undergraduate: 34 percent male; 66 percent female
  • 131 Graduate: 27 percent male; 73 percent female
  • 2022 First time, full-time cohort retention rate: 70.5%
  • 95% of undergraduate students on main campus live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing
  • 18% of undergraduate main campus students have cars on campus.

Diversity - Fall 2023

  • Students come from 26 states/territories and 7 foreign countries

Faculty - Fall 2023

  • 114 full-time faculty members (111 instructional full-time and 3 Librarian full-time faculty)
  • 84% faculty with a terminal degree¹

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

​Class Size - Fall 2023

  • 99% of undergraduate classes have 39 or fewer students.
  • 13:1 Student-faculty ratio² (Fall 2023)

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 2022-2023 academic year.

  • Human Services
  • Criminial Justice
  • Health Science
  • Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia
  • Management3
    3 The listed majors are currently offered at Lincoln University

Tuition and Fees  2023-2024

  • In-state undergraduate tuition and fees – $12,512
  • Out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees – $19,384
  • Room and board – $11,060


  • $49 million (as of June 30, 2022)

This information was last updated December 2023. For more information, visit our Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, & Planning page.