What is Lincoln University known for?

University Facts

MISSION
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.

It does so by:

  • Providing a rigorous liberal arts education featuring active and collaborative learning;
  • Integrating academic and co-curricular programs with the University’s distinctive legacy of global engagement, social responsibility and leadership development; and
  • Cultivating the character, values and standards of excellence needed to enable students to become responsible citizens of a global community.

VISION

Lincoln University will be a national model for both 21st century liberal arts undergraduate education and innovative graduate and professional programs.

  • 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. 

SETTING
Located on 422 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.

ESTABLISHED
The Ashmun Institute, 1854 

RENAMED
Lincoln University, 1866

LEADERSHIP

Learn more about the administration

LOCATIONS

  • Main Campus (undergraduate programs) – 422 rural acres; 56 buildings – 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, PA 19352
  • University City location (select undergraduate & graduate programs) – 3020 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104