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 state standards.

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) accredits Lincoln University to award Doctor's, 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.

The Business Administration Programs Unit at Lincoln University is a Candidate for accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education.

Lincoln University applied for Eligibility from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). WSCUC reviewed the application and determined that Lincoln University is eligible to proceed with an application for Candidacy and Initial Accreditation. A determination of Eligibility is not a formal status with the WASC Senior College and University Commission, nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. It is a preliminary finding that the institution is potentially accreditable and can proceed within four years of its Eligibility determination to be reviewed for Candidacy and Initial Accreditation status with the Commission. Questions about Eligibility may be directed to the institution or to WSCUC at or (510) 748-9001.

Lincoln University is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

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 seq.).

U.S. Department of Education Accredited by a CHEA-Recognized Accrediting Organization Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)