Lincoln University is an accreditation reaffirmed institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Lincoln University's accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation
status on June 27, 2019 was to reaffirm accreditation.

MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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 

1007 North Orange Street 4th Floor, MB #166 Wilmington, DE 19801



  • Period of Accreditation: Member since 1922
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Self-Study Documents

A copy of the documents describing the school’s accreditation may be viewed below:

Accreditation FAQs

Other Accreditations & Certifications

Lincoln University's Chemistry program is accredited by:

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

Accreditation Status
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
Contact Information - Program Certification Status

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
Website: Accreditation Status

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: Current Approval Status

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