Lincoln University is a four-year public school located in Jefferson City, Missouri. Lincoln University was founded in 1866 for the special benefit of the freed African-Americans. The school’s fundamental idea was to combine labor with study. In 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, and Lincoln University responded by opening its doors to all applicably meeting its entrance criteria. Today, Lincoln University is a proud historically black, public, comprehensive, 1890 land-grant institution that challenges its students with a broad range of academic preparation and skills.
Lincoln University offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. Students who want to gain their undergraduate degree can choose from 50 learner-centered undergraduate degree programs. Master’s degree programs are available in education, business and the social sciences. Online master's degrees are available from the College of Professional Studies.