Statement of Accreditation Status

Lincoln University

  • CEO: Dr. Brenda Allen, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Diane Brown
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1922
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Contact Information

1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352-0999

(484) 365-8000

www.lincoln.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • November 19, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report, due March 1, 2021, providing further evidence of (1) compliance with all applicable federal, state and Commission policies and regulations (Standard II and Requirement of Affiliation 5); and (2) a governing body that provides oversight at the policy level and is informed in all its operations by principles of good practice in board governance (Standard VII). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • July 29, 2020
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due August 28, 2020, addressing developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Requirement of Affiliation 5, Standard II (Ethics and Integrity), and Standard VII (Governance, Leadership and Administration).
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • April 14, 2017
    To rescind the substantive change action of October 31, 2016. To note the institution's decision to not operate the site at 545 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA as an additional location.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the additional location from 351 Kersey Street, Coatesville, PA 19320 to 545 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320 and pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations at the new location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • March 15, 2016
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due April 10, 2016, addressing the impact of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's budget impasse on the institution's compliance with the Requirements of Affiliation and accreditation standards, specifically Standard 3 (Institutional Resources).
  • January 9, 2015
    To note that the progress report requested by the Commission on July 1, 2013 is no longer required.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and to recognize the institution for progress to date. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • March 3, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the postsecondary certificates (< 1 year) in (1) Computer Game Development and (2) Cyber-security within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Masters in Human Services Administration within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the post-baccalaureate certificates in (1) Early Childhood Education PreK-4, (2) Reading Specialist, and (3) Principal within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • November 21, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at 351 Kersey Street, Coatesville, PA 19320 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To also note the corrected address from the earlier reported address of 301 Kersey Street. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • July 1, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To request a progress report, due December 1, 2014 documenting evidence of (1) the actual program budget for the first year of operation's providing sufficient resources for the program (Standard 3); (2) sufficient initial student enrollment to ensure viability of the program (Standard 8); (3) a sufficient number of appropriately qualified faculty and staff to deliver the program and fulfill other responsibilities (Standards 5 and 10); and (4) implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • March 5, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at 301 Kersey Street, Coatesville, PA 19320 provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at the site. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at this additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • March 1, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To accept the monitoring report, to remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 14, and to reaffirm accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is now due June 1, 2014.
  • June 23, 2011
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that the Commission has warned the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of a lack of evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the request for a monitoring report, due November 1, 2011, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard 14. To request that the report include, but not be limited to, (1) evidence of appropriate and assessable student learning goals at the program and course levels; (2) evidence of direct methods of assessment of student learning at the program and course levels; and (3) evidence that student learning assessment data are analyzed and used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). To note that the due date of the Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year)
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Additional Location
    545 E. Lincoln Highway
    545 E. Lincoln Highway
    Coatesville, PA 19320
  • Additional Location
    Lincoln University Center for Graduate
    3020 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

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