Lincoln University offers services to a diverse body of traditional and non-traditional students with a broad range of academic preparation and skills. LU offers seven undergraduate degrees in more than 50 areas of study and graduate programs in selected disciplines that prepare our students for citizenship and leadership in the global community. Lincoln alumni can be found in all corners of the globe, serving our communities, regions, and nations of the world.
Lincoln University has a tradition of offering innovative programs to make your college experience special, including undergraduate research projects, internships with national employers, and study abroad opportunities. We offer students a rich variety of activities to get involved with outside of the classroom as well; our more than 50 registered student organizations include Greek Life, honorary academic organizations, and intercollegiate athletics.
Our intercollegiate athletics program is a member of the NCAA Division II Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). LU fields teams in men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, and track and field; women’s softball and tennis; and men’s baseball and football. The women’s track and field team has won nine NCAA Division II National Championships in both indoor and outdoor competition since 2003, and the men’s golf program has captured four PGA Minority Collegiate Championships since 1999. LU student-athletes have represented their country in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, have been named Athletes of the Year in our conference and region, and have been selected in the MLB Draft to pursue a professional career.
The Founding Vision of Lincoln University
All of these opportunities and accomplishments would not have been possible without the vision and sacrifices made by the men of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantries, who pooled their money together and successfully opened Lincoln Institute in September 1866 in a hilltop building in Jefferson City, Missouri. Our tribute to these brave soldiers stands on campus through the Soldiers Memorial statue, which was dedicated in May 2007 and is located at the heart of the LU campus.