Lincoln University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  Middle States Accreditation is an expression of confidence in the Institution’s mission, goals, performance, and resources.

The Commission employs seven standards or characteristics of excellence in the accreditation process.  Accreditation institutions are expected to demonstrate these standards in substantial measure. The standards include:

  1. Mission and Goals
  2. Ethics and Integrity
  3. Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience
  4. Support of the Student Experience
  5. Educational Effectiveness Assessment
  6. Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement
  7. Governance, Leadership, and Administration

Accreditation Information

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning (OIERP). Individuals may also contact :

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 284-5000
  • Period of Accreditation: Member since 1922
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2018-2019
  • Next Self-Study Visit: March 17-20, 2019
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Lincoln University invites you to participate in our efforts to prepare for our next MSCHE self-study by engaging with us. Please contact OIERP to learn how you can support our preparation for our MSCHE visit, occurring March 17-20, 2019.

2018-2019 Self-Study Documents

Accreditation FAQs

Other Accreditations & Certifications

Additionally, Lincoln University has the following specialized accreditations and certifications:

Lincoln University's Chemistry program is accredited by:

American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 1-800-333-9511
Next review: 2019-2020

Lincoln University's education programs are certified by:

The Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
Phone: 717-783-6788
Email: PDE Webform
Next review: 2019-2020

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Lincoln University is accredited by:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-463-6930
Next review: 2019-2020

Lincoln University’s Nursing Program is also provisionally approved by:

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, 
State Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 2649, 
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649, 
Phone: 717-783-7142, 
Fax: 717-783-0822, 
Nurse Board Website:
Next review: 2018-2019

Inquiries and concerns can be submitted to all agencies using the contact information above. Complaints can also be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education here.