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At Lincoln University, we are dedicated to serving you and giving you the resources and support to help you find success and achieve your goals. Our official Mission and Vision helps to keep us on track and deliver for you.


Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world.

It does so by:

  • Providing a rigorous liberal arts education featuring active and collaborative learning;
  • Integrating academic and co-curricular programs with the University’s distinctive legacy of global engagement, social responsibility and leadership development; and
  • Cultivating the character, values and standards of excellence needed to enable students to become responsible citizens of a global community.


Lincoln University will be a national model for both 21st century liberal arts undergraduate education and innovative graduate and professional programs.
To learn more about our mission and vision, check out our strategic plan, or learn about the university’s core values.