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Lincoln Earns Top 20 HBCU Ranking For The Second Consecutive Year

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The Alumni Memorial Arch at the entrance to Lincoln University's campus.

Among top-performing schools on social mobility

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Lincoln University’s reputation for excellence in teaching and scholarship continues to earn the University national accolades. U.S. News & World Report has named Lincoln University a top 20 Historically Black College & University for the second consecutive year.

“The 2021 rankings reaffirm that our focus on student success through reinvestment in our roots as a liberal arts institution is working,” said Dr. Brenda A. Allen, president.

The announcement from U.S. News and World Report marks the fifth consecutive year that the publication has ranked Lincoln among the top 30 institutions.

For the second consecutive year, Lincoln ranked among the top public schools, best regional universities in the north, and top-performing schools on social mobility. This is only the second year that the U.S. News & World Report has published a social mobility list.

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.