Dear Lincoln University Students:
The purpose of this communication is to update you regarding our school accreditation process.
As you knew from my January letter, the certification of ACICS as a National Accreditor of higher education institutions has been terminated in December 2016. Our school accreditation was taken over by USDOE for a period of 18 months.
Since January 2017, Lincoln University administration is working to protect (and possibly, enhance) the welfare of Lincoln University's students in the context of the Institutional accreditation and the Specialized Program Accreditations:
- The administration of Lincoln University initiated process that is expected to result in the Institutional accreditation of Lincoln University by a regional accreditor, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We passed WASC Eligibility status review in this May, expect to have an accreditation site visit in April 2018, and then the initial accreditation or at least the candidacy status in June 2018;
- To enhance the value of the university degrees we also looking for the specialized programmatic accreditations:
- For the Business Administration graduate programs by International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), one of the top three business studies program accreditors. We passed the first site visit and received the IACBE candidacy status already;
- For the BS degree and Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging programs by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a highly regarded accreditor in this area of specialization, will be initiated in the future.
It is appropriate to state that institutional and specialized program accreditation processes are lengthy. I plan to keep our students and other stakeholders at Lincoln University informed about significant developments as we move forward in pursuit of the accreditations mentioned above.
Please be assured that Lincoln University is an accredited quality institution despite the current situation. In confirmation of this statement please read a letter of the US Department of Education Secretary to ACICS accredited institutions at http://www2.ed.gov/documents/acics/ppa-provisions.pdf.
Dr. Mikhail Brodsky, President