Lincoln Christian University is a four-year private school located in Lincoln, Illinois, between Chicago and St. Louis. LCU was founded in 1944 as Lincoln Bible Institute. In 2009, the school changed its name to Lincoln Christian University and also established the Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies, which offered its first completely online master’s degree. LCU is affiliated with the Christian Church and the Church of Christ, but accepts students from a variety of church traditions and backgrounds. The school’s mission is to “nurture and equip Christians with a Biblical worldview to serve and lead in the church and the world.”
Lincoln Christian University offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Online and hybrid programs are offered in an accelerated format that lasts about six to seven weeks.