Lincoln University

Also known as Lincoln University of Missouri

820 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, MO

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Lincoln University of Missouri is a public historically black institution located in Jefferson City, MO. Many historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. As a land grant institution this school is one of the larger public institutions in the state of Missouri. Enrollment at Lincoln University of Missouri is nearly three thousand annually.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Lincoln University of Missouri offers:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

The school operates under an open enrollment policy, admitting any applicants that meet the minimum requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendations may be needed for certain programs. More information from the admissions office can be found at

Tuition & fees at Lincoln University of Missouri vary for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs around $7,100 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $13,000 for the year. The cost of on-campus housing is about $2,900 for the year. Students enrolled at Lincoln University may qualify for aid which is usually grants and loans.

The mascot for Lincoln University of Missouri is the "Blue Tigers", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)

For a complete list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, student services, and more, please take a look at the school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Lincoln University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Lincoln University is around 2,900 students, with undergraduate students making up about 96% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State Tuition: $6,200-$7,400
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $13,000-$15,050
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $210-$250 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $420-$500 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships90%$6,940
Receiving Student Loans91%$6,940

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Lincoln University may offer services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Lincoln University is approximately 24%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years5%
Graduating in 5 Years9%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Lincoln University of Missouri is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Basketball (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Track and Field (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Football (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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