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IPEDS ID: 213598
OPE ID: 00329000
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Lincoln University
1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania 19352-0999
General information:  (484) 365-8000
Website:  www.lincoln.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,376 (2,122 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium 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
More information about Lincoln University's services for students with disabilities can be found at: http://www.lincoln.edu/departments/office-institutional-equity/ada-accommodation/services-students-disabilites-ssd
Other Characteristics
Historically Black College or University
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty97133
Instructional97133
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-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 year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees
In-state$10,484$10,749$11,036$11,2662.1%
Out-of-state$16,114$16,519$16,952$17,4683.0%
Books and supplies$1,597$1,597$1,597$1,5970.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,268$9,499$9,738$9,8280.9%
Other$3,322$3,325$3,311$3,3170.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,268$9,499$9,738$9,8280.9%
Other$4,820$4,820$4,415$4,4150.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,820$4,820$4,415$4,4150.0%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
In-state
On Campus$24,671$25,170$25,682$26,0081.3%
Off Campus$26,169$26,665$26,786$27,1061.2%
Off Campus with Family$16,901$17,166$17,048$17,2781.3%
Out-of-state
On Campus$30,301$30,940$31,598$32,2101.9%
Off Campus$31,799$32,435$32,702$33,3081.9%
Off Campus with Family$22,531$22,936$22,964$23,4802.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
In-state tuition$10,106
In-state fees$1,314
Out-of-state tuition$17,636
Out-of-state fees$1,314
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid165599%————
Grant or scholarship aid62995%$8,158,228$12,970
Federal grants43366%$2,294,367$5,299
Pell grants43366%$2,126,267$4,911
Other federal grants12519%$168,100$1,345
State/local government grant or scholarships18728%$580,582$3,105
Institutional grants or scholarships48373%$5,283,279$10,938
Student loan aid48073%$3,366,417$7,013
Federal student loans47772%$3,165,664$6,637
Other student loans173%$200,753$11,809
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,830$21,060,946$11,509
Pell grants1,295$6,139,313$4,741
Federal student loans1,613$12,177,002$7,549
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$15,884$16,735$13,695
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 Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$14,844$15,636$13,132
$30,001 – $48,000$14,964$15,602$13,154
$48,001 – $75,000$19,076$18,699$17,702
$75,001 – $110,000$21,526$22,123$18,460
$110,001 and more$23,276$22,840$16,485
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment2,376
Undergraduate enrollment2,122
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment93
Graduate enrollment254
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 34%
Female: 66%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 85%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 1%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
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: 49%
Out-of-state: 50%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 76%
Part-time: 24%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2019-2020): $20
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,4302,4674,963
Percent admitted49%43%52%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%18%13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT48589%
ACT5410%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing440510
SAT Math420510
ACT Composite1620
ACT English1518
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: 78%
Part-time students: 25%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 83 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 47%
Transfer-out rate: 34%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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 2010]
4-year: 27%
6-year: 43%
8-year: 46%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 29%
6-year: 47%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 36%
Female: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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: 48%
Hispanic/Latino: 29%
White: 50%
Two or more races: 43%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 39%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 44%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 86%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 75%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 46%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 46%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 46%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
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 Studies4-
Category total4-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology2-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General29-
Category total31-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting6-
Business Administration and Management, General2512
Finance, General49
Category total3521
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism0-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia44-
Journalism0-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Category total44-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General9-
Information Technology0-
Category total9-
Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching00
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-11
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-13
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-10
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Category total034
Engineering
Engineering Science2-
Category total2-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General12-
Category total12-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature0-
Category total0-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General28-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse33-
Category total61-
History
History, General1-
Category total1-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies34-
Category total34-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1-
Category total1-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General4-
Category total4-
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
Philosophy0-
Religion/Religious Studies0-
Category total0-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2-
Physical Sciences5-
Physics, General1-
Category total8-
Psychology
Clinical Psychology2-
Counseling Psychology-12
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0-
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology0-
Psychology, General13-
Category total1512
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General5038
Category total5038
Social Sciences
Anthropology1-
Political Science and Government, General17-
Sociology3-
Category total21-
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General5-
Music, General0-
Category total5-
Grand total338105
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 11
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 3
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $8,099
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,250
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined5953
Baseball29
Basketball1314
Football83
Soccer21
Softball13
Volleyball19
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since ((!)07/01/1922)11/30/2019
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (02/11/2015)TBD
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/140146.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape226
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery220
h. Aggravated assault10415
i. Burglary511
j. Motor vehicle theft100
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence963
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.020
b. Drug abuse violations261424
c. Liquor law violations343257
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.001
b. Drug abuse violations1261157
c. Liquor law violations5621
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape011
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery110
h. Aggravated assault429
i. Burglary301
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence753
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations9610
c. Liquor law violations101424
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations82669
c. Liquor law violations2518
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate11.5%13.5%14.1%
Number in default82101117
Number in repayment709747826
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)