Accreditation and Recognitions
Lincoln University is a private institution and is approved to
operate by the California
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate
means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in
the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and
Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations and does not
imply that the Bureau endorses programs or the institution exceeds minimum
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) accredits Lincoln University to award Doctor's (until 01/01/2020), Master's, and Bachelor's Degrees and Certificates. The Accrediting Council for Independent
Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency
by the United States Department of Education and is
recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
(CHEA). The scope of ACICS's recognition for financial aid purposes
extends through the master's degree level only.
Lincoln University has been recognized as a Candidate for
Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985
Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001. This
status is a preliminary affiliation with the Commission awarded for a maximum
period of five years. Candidacy is an indication that the institution is
progressing toward Accreditation. Candidacy is not Accreditation and does not
ensure eventual Accreditation.
Lincoln University has received specialized accreditation for its graduate business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
Lincoln University is authorized under Federal law to enroll
Lincoln University is included in the U.S. Department of Education
Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.
Lincoln University is approved to participate in the
Financial Aid Programs established by Title IV of the Higher
Education Act of 1965, as amended in 1998.
Lincoln University does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not
operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the
preceding five years, and has not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against
it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under
Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et