Lincoln University, Missouri

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world rank  2917

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University Overview

Established in 1866, Lincoln University, Missouri is a non-profit public state multidisciplinary higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Jefferson City (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Missouri. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Lincoln University, Missouri (LU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Lincoln University, Missouri (LU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 156 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy This higher education institution has an open admission policy. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. LU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym LU
Founded 1866
Motto Laborare et studere
To labor and study
Colours Navy blue and white

University Location

Address 820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City
65102-0029 Missouri
United States
Tel +1 (573) 681 5000
Fax +1

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Historically Black Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type None, open admission policy
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office 820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City
(573) 681 5102
800 521 5052

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Lincoln University, Missouri's Library
Lincoln University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 87,096 physical volumes, 3,440 physical media and 43 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Lincoln University, Missouri provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,122 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Missouri State Board of Nursing
  • Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)
  • Association of 1890 Land-Grant Universities
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC)
  • Association of Continuing Higher Education (ACHE)
  • Black College Communication Association
  • Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools (CHBGS)
  • International Science and Engineer Fair (ISEF)
  • Missouri Academy of Science (MAS)
  • Missouri Library Association (MLA)
  • Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE)
  • Missouri Society of Association Executives (MSAE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
  • University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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