Lincoln University of Missouri Details
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Lincoln University is located in Jefferson City, the capital of
Missouri, overlooking the Missouri River. Jefferson City, with a
population of 35,500, is served by mass transit bus systems; passenger
rail is 1 mile from campus and the airport is approximately 5 miles away.
The city has several museums and historic sites. Columbia, located 33
miles north of Jefferson City, is home to several colleges and hospitals.
Lincoln University is a four-year, state-supported, coed university that
was founded in 1866 as Lincoln Institute. Lincolnís illustrious history
began at the close of the Civil War, when soldiers and officers of the
Sixty-second United States Colored Infantry contributed $5000 to create
Lincoln Institute to educate the freed blacks of Missouri. Additional
funds were supplied by the Sixty-fifth Colored Infantry, which contributed
$1324.50. Classes began in September 1866. Three years later the institute
moved to its current location. The following year, Lincoln received state
aid for teacher training. In 1877, college-level work was added to the
curriculum, and two years later Lincoln became a state institution. The
first bachelorís degrees were awarded in 1891. In 1921, the school became
Since September 1954, Lincoln has accepted any qualified student who
wishes to enroll. Today, Lincoln University prides itself in providing
students with a culturally, educationally, and socially diverse learning
Lincoln Universityís campus is located on approximately 152 acres in the
small town of Jefferson City, Missouri. An additional 800 acres is used
for a research farm. The twenty-building campus ../includes both historic
and modern facilities. Under the second Morrill Act of 1890, Lincoln
University of Missouri became a land-grant institution.
Lincoln University is accredited by the North Central Association of
Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied
Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and masterís degrees.
|Costs per Year
2002Ė03 Tuition: $2678 (in-state); $5356 (out-of-state)
Room and board: $1880 (room); $1790 (board)
Special fees: $175
Estimated total cost: $7223 (in-state); $9901 (out-of-state)
|In State Tuition
|Out of State Tuition
|Financial Aid-Institutional Funding
Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 80
Financial Aid Specific to the School
Army ROTC offers two- and three-year scholarships that pay tuition,
fees, books, and other expenses and provide a monthly stipend. Students
should contact the ROTC Office.
Art scholarships are available to students who exhibit outstanding
artistic abilities. Students should contact the Fine Arts Department.
Athletic scholarships are awarded to men in basketball, track, baseball,
soccer, and golf. Womenís athletic scholarships are awarded in
basketball, tennis, track, and softball. Students should contact the Athletic Department.
March 1 (fall priority); October 1 (spring
priority); continuous notification
July 15 (fall); October 20 (spring).
Graduation from an accredited high school (or
equivalent) and submission of an official high school transcript with six
semesters of high school grades. Nonresidents must have a C average and
must show proof of a recent physical by the end of the first semester. A
$17 nonrefundable application fee is required.
Admission Application Deadline: July 15 (fall); October 20 (spring).
Admission Contact: Office of Enrollment Services, Lincoln University of
Missouri, Young Hall, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0029; Telephone:
573-681-5599; 800-521-5052 (toll-free); 573-681-5889 (fax).
Minimum of 124 semester hours, with 9 hours in
composition and speech; 8 hours in science; 5 hours in mathematics; 12
hours in social science; 6 hours in health and physical education; 6 hours
in humanities; 6 hours in interpersonal relations; 13 hours in foreign
language for B.A. and B.S. in biology, chemistry, and physics; 1 hour in
freshman orientation; 2 hours in military science for men students, some
exceptions apply. All students must complete core requirements; the last
30 hours of credit must be obtained at Lincoln University.
Minimum of 62 to 71 semester hours for an associate degree and completion
of core requirements, including 6 hours in composition and speech, 3 hours
of mathematics, 6 hours in social sciences, and 1 hour in physical education.
|Student Body Profile
Total enrollment: 3,500
Other regions: 27 states, 12 Iternational
Campus Regulations: Class attendance is mandatory for freshmen,
international students, students on academic probation, and for those in
all courses numbered 199 and below; students must reside on campus for the
first four semesters (exceptions for transfer students, commuter students,
veterans, and students 21 years of age or older); students must register
their cars with the Office of Safety and Security; ROTC is required for 1
hour for two semesters.
Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling.
Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, band,
choirs, jazz ensemble, dance troupe, and orchestra. Special events include
the cooperative annual Black History Week and the Unity Awards in Media
with the Jefferson City Community. Students may work on the biweekly
student newspaper, The Clarion. Broadcast students may work at KLUM-FM, a
40,000-watt public radio station, or public access television station
Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association
(SGA) or numerous other student-run organizations, such as the Shutterbug
Club. The ROTC Rangers rifle club competes on a local and state level.
Greek fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi
Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma; sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma
Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. Honor societies include Alpha
Kappa Mu and Beta Kappa Chi.
Housing Availability: 630 housing spaces available; freshman-only housing
available. Secured housing is available by paying a $125 deposit.
Number of faculty members: 249
Student-teacher ratio: 16:1
Full-time faculty members: 170
Part-time faculty members: 79
Lincoln University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA) and the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Intercollegiate Sports: menís baseball, basketball, cross-country,
football, golf, soccer, softball, and track and field; womenís basketball,
cross-country, golf, softball, tennis, and track and field.
Intramural Sports: basketball, baseball, track and field, softball, table
tennis, and volleyball.
Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Lincoln University of Missouri,
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101; Telephone: 573-681-5342; 573-681-5988(fax); firstname.lastname@example.org
August-May 14 (semesters)
Commencement and conferring of degrees: May
One summer session.
Associate of Arts: Criminal Justice, Secretarial Science
Associate of Arts and Science: Agriculture, Building Science, Computer
Science, Drafting Technology, Electronics Technology, Mechanical
Technology, Nursing Science
Bachelor of Arts: Broadcasting, Economics, English, French, History,
Journalism, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Radio
and Television Broadcasting, Sociology
Bachelor of Music Education: Music
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Agriculture, Art, Biology, Broadcasting,
Building Engineering, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer
Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Economics, Fashion Merchandising,
Food and Nutrition, General Home Economics, Graphic Art Technology,
Journalism, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Physics,
Psychology, Public Administration, Radio and Television Broadcasting,
Secretarial Science, Sociology
Bachelor of Science Education: Art, Biology, Business Education,
Chemistry, Elementary Education, English, French, Graphic Arts Technology,
Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Mechanical Technology,
Physics, Social Science Education, Special Education.