Welcome to Lincoln College
Lincoln College: Overview
Lincoln College, chartered Lincoln University in 1865, is a private, liberal arts college, fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The College’s roots date back to December 1864. After investigating several sites, commissioners selected Lincoln, Illinois as the location for a new university.
On February 6, 1865, a charter for the new university was secured from the Illinois General Assembly. Just six days later, on Abraham Lincoln’s last living birthday, ground was broken for University Hall, the first college building. The foundation was completed and the cornerstone laid by September 1866, and instruction for men and women began that November. The first commencement in 1868 honored three graduates.
Since then, Lincoln College has taken its place among the pioneer educational institutions of the Midwest.
Lincoln College: Lincoln Campus
Lincoln College, located in Lincoln, IL, has long fostered a personal approach to education. It has had a tradition of personal education before the concept became universally popular. The tradition, guiding mission, faculty philosophy, student services, and low faculty-student ratio enable the College to provide the important element of individualized attention that makes the difference between failure and success for many students.
Students at Lincoln College have a number of opportunities available to them both in and outside the classroom. Sure, we offer academic programs that are second-to-none. Our faculty go beyond teaching to make sure our students succeed – they also serve as mentors and tutors. Class sizes are generally small so it’s pretty easy for you to get to know your professors.
There’s also a lot to do on campus. It’s easy to get involved at Lincoln College to stay busy outside of classes. It’s also a great way to meet new people and stay active. We have so much going on you’ll always be able to find something to do!
If you’re interested in playing for one of our varsity sports, you should know that our teams have seen success several times winning National Championships and other awards.
Schedule a visit and see for yourself how you can feel at home at Lincoln College!
Lincoln College: Normal Campus
Lincoln College established a permanent campus in the Bloomington-Normal region of Illinois in 1979. Since then, the campus has seen continued growth that includes residential housing for its students, and in 2001, began offering bachelor’s degrees.
Lincoln College-Normal is a vibrant institution with the entire campus community working together to explore new ways to meet the evolving needs of learners. In addition to the traditional degree programs for students, Lincoln College-Normal offers programs for adults learners in their Accelerated Bridge to Education, or ABE, program. Also located on campus is the Midwest College of Cosmetology – a leading beauty school in the country.