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IPEDS ID: 213598
OPE ID: 00329000
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Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania 19352-0999
General information:  (484) 365-8000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,963 (1,624 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  Founded in 1854, The Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College & University (HBCU), is committed to maintaining a nurturing and stimulating environment for learning, teaching, research, creative expression and public service for a diverse student body, faculty and workforce. With a myriad of firsts to its credit and a tradition of producing world leaders, the University engages in programs that increase knowledge and global understanding. The University’s diverse student body and expert workforce foster a supportive environment for professional and personal growth and mutual respect.

The core values of the institution are SECURE:

The University prepares its Students to use their gifts and resources to advance the well-being of its community and to meet the challenges of a global economy.

The University strives for Excellence in its academic, social, technological, economic, environmental, and spiritual pursuits.

The University Cultivates a culture of care and service among its community, which ultimately benefits the world at large.

The University fosters Understanding and mutual respect for the contributions and perspectives of its diverse student body, faculty, staff, alumni, surrounding and global communities.

The University Respects its traditions and reveres its storied past.

Integrity and sound Ethical values guide the University’s identity and its work.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black College or University
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty9671
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,475$1,520$1,475$1,5666.2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,130$8,404$8,404$8,5541.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,134$8,536$8,404$3,990-52.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$20,237$22,014$22,497$23,2393.3%
Off Campus$23,101$23,706$24,057$20,282-15.7%
Off Campus with Family$14,967$15,170$15,653$16,2924.1%
On Campus$25,125$26,980$27,663$28,5193.1%
Off Campus$27,989$28,672$29,223$25,562-12.5%
Off Campus with Family$19,855$20,136$20,819$21,5723.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$10,106
In-state fees$1,496
Out-of-state tuition$17,636
Out-of-state fees$1,496
  • Off-Campus - not with family - only includes board, we do not have any institutionally controlled off campus housing.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid144399%————
Grant or scholarship aid40290%$3,584,203$8,916
Federal grants29165%$1,493,511$5,132
Pell grants29065%$1,304,676$4,499
Other federal grants15936%$188,835$1,188
State/local government grant or scholarships12728%$360,199$2,836
Institutional grants or scholarships18742%$1,730,493$9,254
Student loan aid39288%$3,213,030$8,197
Federal student loans38987%$2,982,638$7,667
Other student loans245%$230,392$9,600
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,47188%$14,281,559$9,709
Pell grants1,08064%$4,770,730$4,417
Federal student loans1,49789%$16,652,310$11,124
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$11,695$12,851$14,114
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$11,028$12,247$13,141
$30,001 – $48,000$13,275$13,156$14,244
$48,001 – $75,000$14,776$14,502$17,334
$75,001 – $110,000$16,976$19,336$19,468
$110,001 and more$19,070$14,163$20,698
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment1,963
Undergraduate enrollment1,624
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment105
Graduate enrollment339
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 83%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 1%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 90%
25 and over: 10%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 35%
Out-of-state: 63%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 66%
Part-time: 34%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $20
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants3,2401,2042,036
Percent admitted61%60%62%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%25%21%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading380470
SAT Math390470
SAT Writing370460
ACT Composite1520
ACT English1419
ACT Math1519
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 72%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 74 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 40%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 21%
6-year: 40%
8-year: 41%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 23%
6-year: 40%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 33%
Female: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Black or African American: 39%
Hispanic/Latino: 33%
White: 100%
Non-resident alien: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • First time, full-time, freshman
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1-
Category total1-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology2-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General19-
Category total21-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science0-
Business Administration and Management, General289
Finance, General66
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0
Category total4415
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism26-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Category total36-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General9-
Information Technology2-
Category total11-
Art Teacher Education0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching916
Education, General00
Elementary Education and Teaching14
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
History Teacher Education0-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching0-
Mathematics Teacher Education1-
Music Teacher Education0-
Reading Teacher Education-0
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Social Studies Teacher Education1-
Spanish Language Teacher Education0-
Category total1220
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General8-
Category total8-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature1-
Spanish Language and Literature1-
Category total2-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Behavioral Aspects of Health-0
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General22-
Physical Therapy/Therapist0-
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy0-
Category total220
History, General3-
Category total3-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies37-
Category total37-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General0-
Mathematics, General2-
Category total2-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science1-
Category total1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General0-
Category total0-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies2-
Category total2-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3-
Physical Sciences2-
Physics, General2-
Category total7-
Clinical Psychology9-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0-
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology1-
Psychology, General0-
Category total10-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General35120
Category total35120
Social Sciences
Economics, General0-
International Relations and Affairs0-
Political Science and Government, General11-
Category total38-
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General5-
Music, General0-
Category total5-
Grand total297155
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined4848
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1922 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations351620
Liquor law violations373044
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations15914
Liquor law violations15522
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible211
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault552
Motor vehicle theft002
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible211
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault330
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate23.3%24.9%21.8%
Number in default218217181
Number in repayment934869827
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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