Who We Are

Learn More About Lincoln College

Lincoln College is a traditional four-year, private residential school.

We offer 12 bachelor’s degrees, 2 master’s degrees, and 2 associate degrees. The institution hosts a variety of hands-on learning opportunities for students. Academic and social offerings are uniquely tailored to help each student feel connected.

Lincoln College is committed to an inclusive, connected environment where you can be your true self. Our mission is to provide an exemplary academic environment and campus culture where students from diverse backgrounds and life experiences feel welcome and reach their full potential.

Small class sizes, a supportive network of faculty and staff, and personalized attention are a hallmark of the Lincoln College experience. Our commitment in providing academic excellence to students from around the globe at an affordable cost gives every student the opportunity to achieve greatness.

Why You Belong at Lincoln College

Lincoln College is a place where students from across the globe feel valued and supported. The diverse campus community fosters an environment where students are encouraged to share their unique backgrounds, experiences, and stories with others.

Designated as a Predominantly Black Institution by the U.S. Department of Education
Of students identify as a racial or ethnic minority
First-generation college students
Film & Radio
Film and radio production at campus studios of WLNX-FM 88.9 and LCTV Channel 5
of full-time traditional students receive a scholarship or grant
No Out-of-State Tuition
Student Clubs and Organizations
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA) teams
156 Years
Helping Students of all Backgrounds and Abilities Maximize their Potential
Free Textbooks
for traditional students
Free Academic Support
for all students
Free Laundry Services
for students living on campus
Hands-on Learning

Lincoln College has multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) for kinesiology data processing and analysis, and the Dr. G. Dennis Campbell Creekside Outdoor Center for environmental and habitat research.

Accelerated Bridge to Education

Lincoln College also offers the Accelerated Bridge to Education (ABE) program. Designed for adults already in the workforce seeking to complete a bachelor’s degree, the ABE program offers an accelerated class schedule coupled with on-line instruction to help working students complete a college degree and further their careers .Currently, the ABE program hosts classes in Normal, Oglesby, Peoria, and Lincoln.

Online Programs

Lincoln College has been providing academic excellence to students since 1865! We are focused on providing modalities that meet every student’s educational needs. As a fully accredited liberal arts college, we are committed to offering flexible and affordable online learning to all students.

Our flexible start dates provide high-quality, accessible, affordable, educational programs that meet the diverse needs of individuals pursuing advancement in their professional lives and communities. Lincoln College offers personalized support for career planning, coursework, and academic advising.

Where We Are

Lincoln College is centrally located in Illinois along the I-55 corridor and famed Route 66. Offering convenient travel to major American cities like Chicago and St. Louis, Amtrak offers 9 trains each day to Lincoln College students. Lincoln is just 30 minutes northeast of the Illinois state capital, Springfield.

The community is rich in history. Lincoln is the only city in the world named for and christened by Abraham Lincoln before he became President. Lincoln is home to a number of historic sites and events associated with its presidential namesake including our nationally recognized Lincoln College Heritage Museum, located on the Lincoln College campus.

The town offers a number of recreational, shopping, and community activities for students to enjoy!

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