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Lincoln University is an accreditation reaffirmed institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Lincoln University's accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation
status on June 27, 2019 was to reaffirm accreditation.

MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Commission employs seven standards or characteristics of excellence in the accreditation process.  Accreditation institutions are expected to demonstrate these standards in substantial measure. The standards include:

  1. Mission and Goals
  2. Ethics and Integrity
  3. Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience
  4. Support of the Student Experience
  5. Educational Effectiveness Assessment
  6. Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement
  7. Governance, Leadership, and Administration

MSCHE Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation (14th edition)

Accreditation Information

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning (OIERP). Individuals may also contact:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education 
1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB#166
Wilmington, DE 19801

  • Period of Accreditation: Member since 1922
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027

Self-Study Documents

A copy of the documents describing the school’s accreditation may be viewed below:
Accreditation FAQs

Other Accreditations & Certifications

American Chemical Society

Lincoln University's Chemistry program is accredited by:

American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 1-800-333-9511

Accreditation Status
Next review: 2019-2020


Lincoln University's education programs are certified by:

The Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
Phone: 717-783-6788
Email: Contact Information - Program Certification Status