Lincoln University is an institutional member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG), American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA), the Institute of International Education (IIE), the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU); it is affiliated with the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS).