Lincoln University rises to top 20 in new U.S. News rankings

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. Lincoln University’s reputation for excellence in scholarship and service continues to earn the University national accolades.

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U.S. News and World Report placed Lincoln 19th on its 2020 ranking of the nation’s top 20 historically black colleges and universities.

U.S. News and World Report placed Lincoln 19th on its 2020 ranking of the nation’s top 20 historically black colleges and universities. Lincoln moved up eight places after being ranked 27th last year. The announcement marks the fourth consecutive year that the publication has ranked Lincoln among the top 30 institutions.

“Our rise in rankings reflects our focus on student success,” said President Brenda A. Allen.  “I look forward to working with our community to further operationalize our strategic goals toward producing graduates able to thrive in this global knowledge-based marketplace.” 

Lincoln also ranked 41st in a new ranking of top-performing schools on social mobility; ranked 40th in the top public schools in the category for regional universities north after being unranked last year; and rose in the rankings for best regional universities in the north.

The U.S. News HBCU ranking measures the quality of undergraduate education at historically black colleges and universities. These HBCUs were compared only with one another for this ranking. To be on the list, a school must be currently listed as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities registry.

To qualify for U.S. News ranking, an HBCU also must be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students and must be a school that is part of the 2019 Best Colleges rankings.

Founded in 1854, 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.