Lincoln University in Jefferson City

Jefferson City, MO

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Lincoln University offers 183-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. 44.7% are women, and 55.3% are men. 2% percents of international students. Lincoln University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Lincoln University is 10043$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11107 and $16956 per year. 25% of full-time Lincoln University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $29,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Lincoln University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Lincoln University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,070
$30,001 - $48,000$9,299
$48,001 - $75,000$11,539
$75,001 - $110,000$10,997



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3066

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1762 of Lincoln University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 59 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Lincoln University number 51 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Missouri.

Students at Lincoln University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Lincoln University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Lincoln University graduation rate is below the national average.

25% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Lincoln University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Lincoln University is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Lincoln University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Lincoln University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Missouri.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 820 Chestnut address in Jefferson City, Missouri.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Lincoln University with 1.15% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Lincoln University offers 183 programs in total: 123 are for Bachelor's degree, 33 - for Master's degree, 24 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 198 universities in Missouri state. Lincoln University is one of the few institutions in Missouri that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance education programs that are offered in the Lincoln University: 3 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Missouri state average data to help you compare.


Lincoln University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2244 students with 67322 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 89 with 2130 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Lincoln University

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Overall Rating:

Lincoln University is a embarrassment, A pawn in the greatest art theft in world history, they could have had the greatest art collection of any college in the world, but sold out for some quick cash.They should open a investigation of the board members for bribery!I've been to Princeton's art museum and with there 24 Billion dollar endowment it is one of the greatest college art museums. Stanford and Yale also have great art museums, but Lincoln University which had the Barnes Collection fall into there laps would have been a world heritage site. The Barnes Collection estimated worth is nearly Princeton's endowment.

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Overall Rating:

I graduated in 1997. I absolutely loved my experience. It's a small private college for young black students, but it does welcome students from all nationalities. It's the perfect place for academics, culture, and life changing events. HAIL, HAIL LINCOLN!

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Overall Rating:

No experience @ Lincoln, graduate of Edward Waters College HBCU Like info of your school. Hail to all HBCU

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Overall Rating:

I love my HBCU. It was the best experience of my life. THE FIRST HBCU

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Location & Website

Address: 820 Chestnut Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5736815000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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