Public 4 Year

Lincoln University

Jefferson City, Missouri

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Lincoln University overview
Location Jefferson City, Missouri
Online lincolnu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Lincoln University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Lincoln University, located in Jefferson City, Missouri, is a historically black, public land-grant university founded in 1866 by African-American veterans of the Civil War. The campus exhibits a mix of traditional and modern architectural styles, providing a diverse aesthetic experience alongside its range of academic and living facilities. The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on agriculture, environmental sciences, and teacher education. With a moderately selective application process, Lincoln University attracts students seeking a balance between academic rigor and access. On-campus housing is available to accommodate those who wish to live within the university's dynamic environment. While the university supports a variety of athletic programs, it does not particularly stand out for intercollegiate athletics success. Situated near Missouri's capital, the campus affords students the benefits of a city setting combined with the tranquility of a smaller community.

Lincoln University has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  1,236 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 597 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,020 plus fees of $1,366.

Lincoln University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

Missouri Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Lincoln University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,366
Room and Board $9,530
Budget for Other Expenses$3,188
Total One Year Cost$23,104

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Lincoln University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,366
Room and Board $9,530
Budget for Other Expenses$3,188
Total One Year Cost$30,334

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$31,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

20% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Lincoln University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 23%
Business 19%
Education 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=177940 IPEDS survey data for Lincoln University.

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