JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Lincoln University of Missouri has achieved 10-year reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC, one of the leading accrediting bodies in the United States, has recognized Lincoln for its continued dedication to maintaining high educational standards and ensuring student success. The final report from the HLC found the University met all criteria for accreditation reaffirming its accredited status until 2032-2033.
HLC accreditation signifies that an institution meets or exceeds rigorous standards of quality and integrity in its educational programs and services.
We are grateful to the Higher Learning Commission and its Institutional Actions Council for their decision on the continued accreditation of Lincoln University,” said Dr. John B. Moseley, Lincoln University President. “HLC lists ‘education as a public purpose’ among its values, and this accreditation means Lincoln University is successfully fulfilling our purpose. Our entire University played a role in this reaffirmation, and we are proud of the work that we have done together.”
A 12-month undertaking, the reaccreditation process involve extensive self-study, collaboration, and engagement with the university community. Lincoln’s HLC team, led by Dr. Jennifer Benne, sought input from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders and gathered evidence of its ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and fulfillment of its mission – to provide “a diverse population access to excellent educational opportunities through teaching, research, and extension services within a nurturing, student-centered environment.”
“We look forward to even greater success over the next 10 years,” Moseley continued. “Lincoln University committed to upholding the HLC’s standards of excellence and continuous improvement as we provide quality, affordable education and support student success.”
Lincoln has been accredited by the HLC since 1926.
About Lincoln University of Missouri
Lincoln University of Missouri, a historically Black, 1890 land-grant, public, comprehensive institution, provides a diverse population access to excellent educational opportunities through teaching, research, and extension services within a nurturing, student-centered environment. Visit www.lincolnu.edu to learn more information.