Student Achievement Disclosure


School Performance Fact Sheets

Lincoln University is a private institution and is approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. As part of BPPE regulatory requirements, the university must provide prospective students with information on completion rates, placement rates and licensure examination pass rates for each program. To view these required BPE fact sheets, please clink on the link below:

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

Lincoln University is proud to maintain excellent student achievement in all its programs, as shown.

Records of Student Achievements for the past three years:

1). Student Retention Rates:

Institutional Retention Rates:

2014 2015 2016
87% 88% 84%

Retention Rates by Program*:

Program Name 2014 2015 2016
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) 86% 81% 86%
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 88% 90% 87%
Master of Science in International Business (MS in IB) 100% 83% 72%
Master of Science in Finance Management (MS in FM) 100% 92% 71%
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BA) 74% 80% 74%
Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging (BS in DI) 94% 93% 89%
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Imaging (AS in DI) 77% 80% 100%
Ultrasound Technician Certificate 83% 95% 100%

*Per U.S. Department of Education privacy clause, retention rates are not provided for programs containing less than 10 students.

2). Student Placement Rates:


Institutional Placement Rates:

2014 2015 2016
83% 84% 85%

Placement Rates by Program*:

Program Name 2014 2015 2016
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) N/A N/A 100%
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 86% 85% 86%
Master of Science in International Business (MS in IB) N/A N/A 100%
Master of Science in Finance Management (MS in FM) N/A N/A 100%
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BA) 89% 88% 91%
Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging (BS in DI) N/A 100% 70%
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Imaging (AS in DI) 65% 71% 100%
Ultrasound Technician Certificate 100% 100% 75%

*Not all programs are eligible for placement. The DBA, MS-IB, MS-FM, and BS-DI programs do not yet have graduates and thus placement rates are not available.

3). Average GPA:


Institutional-level Average GPA:

2014 2015 2016
3.3 3.4 3.3

Program-Level Average GPA:

Program Name 2014 2015 2016
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) 3.4 3.4 3.5
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 3.3 3.3 3.2
Master of Science in International Business (MS in FM)* 3.6 3.6 3.2
Master of Science in Finance Management (MS in IB)* 3.5 3.5 3.5
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BA) 3.1 3.0 2.7
Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging (BS in DI) 3.2 3.3 3.1
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Imaging (AS in DI)** 2.9 3.2 3.3
Ultrasound Technician Certificate*** 3.5 3.5 3.5

*MS in FM and MS in IB are 2-year degree programs introduced in 2014.
***The new enrollment in Ultrasound Technician Certificate will be stopped starting 2017-2018 academic year.


Retention rates calculated as follows:  Number of students enrolled in a given program who continue into next year and/or graduate from the program, divided by the number of students enrolled in the program at the beginning of the year, multiplied by 100.

Average GPA calculated as follows: GPA is based on a standard 4.0 scale as defined in the Lincoln University Catalog.

Total year's GPA is the sum of all Grade Points of all students at the University enrolled in for-credit courses in the given year, divided by the sum (for all courses in the program) of products of Units in a Course by the Number of Students in that course.

PGPA (Program GPA) for each Degree or Certificate Program in a given semester is defined as:

PGPA is the sum of all Grade Points of all students in the Program in the given Semester, divided by the sum (for all courses in the program) of products of Units in a Course by the Number of Students in that course.

PGPA  = ∑N∑C(UC * GNC) / ∑C (UC * NC) , where U = Units in a course; G = Student grade equivalent on a 4.0 scale; N = Number of Students of program P; C = Course taken by students in a program P; ∑N = sum over all students in program P; ∑C is the sum over all courses taken by those students.

Data provided on this page is sourced from the student record database and the aggregated calculations provided in the annual Institutional Effectiveness Plan report.