Lincoln University Jefferson City

Lincoln University Jefferson City

Lincoln University of Missouri is located in Jefferson City, Missouri, United States. This historically black college was established in the year 1866 by members of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantry. The university was initially called Lincoln Institute. At present, Lincoln University of Missouri grants degrees through one school and three colleges. They are:

  • College of Business and Professional Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts, Education and Journalism
  • College of Natural Science, Mathematics and Technology, Cooperative Extension and Research
  • School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education

The students of Lincoln University of Missouri participate in various college sports. The men are involved in basketball, baseball, track and field, football, and golf. The women participate in softball, basketball, track and field, cross country, and tennis.

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Contacting Lincoln

Lincoln University
820 Chestnut
Jefferson City , MO 65102-0029
General Phone: (573) 681-5000

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Lincoln Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management88business management, accounting, managerial economics, merchandising and sales
Nursing and Emergency Medicine82registered nursing
Education and Teaching71educational administration, educational admin and supervision, special education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, art education, ...
Liberal Arts61Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, social services, political science, sociology, social studies, history
Computer Science and Engineering21computer and info science, information science
Agricultural Science and Management16agriculture, agricultural operations
Security and Law Enforcement16criminal justice and administration
Therapy and Counseling9psychology
Engineering Technician8engineering technology, civil engineering tech, electrical/electronic tech, mechanical engineering tech, drafting
Science4biology, chemistry
Family and Social Work2food and nutrition, public administration
Fine Arts2fine arts
Office and Administration1administrative assistant
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy, religious music
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Lincoln in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree24540
Associate's degree828
Post-master's certificate31
Master's degree639

Lincoln Student Body

Lincoln is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Lincoln had a total enrollment of 3,156 students (2,312 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 93%
Graduate 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 35%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 28%
20-21 20%
22-24 15%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Lincoln Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 20 %

Lincoln Room and Board (2007)

Lincoln offers campus housing for 1,050 of its 2,312 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Jefferson City, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Lincoln Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Lincoln Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,038
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,806
Room and board $ 4,660
Room charge $ 2,428
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,232
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 1,816

Financial Aid:
Lincoln participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 247900)

Lincoln Faculty

Lincoln has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3637
Non-tenured and not on tenure track77

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year6$81,6181*
Associate professorcalendar year5$61,4641*
Assistant professorcalendar year4$53,8012*
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year15$67,4826$60,393

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$69,0038$64,259
Associate professoracademic year21$52,73912$50,755
Assistant professoracademic year22$45,51029$45,698
Instructoracademic year3$40,09510$36,616
All faculty totalacademic year58$52,70859$47,704

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lincoln Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Great Lakes Valley Conference
Basketball Heartland Conference
Baseball Heartland Conference
Track Division II Independents

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports71421

Lincoln Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agriculture, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, Other

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technology, General
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General


Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Lincoln Apart:

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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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% of degrees in business and management
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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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