University description (as per official university website)
Lincoln College was established in 1865 to fill the need for an institution of higher learning in central Illinois. Commissioners investigated several sites, and in December, 1864, selected Lincoln, Illinois. On February 6, 1865, a charter for the new university was secured from the Illinois General Assembly. Ground was broken for University Hall, the first college building, just six days later on Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
Selective co-ed two-year, private, liberal arts college, accredited by the North Central Association. Designed to prepare a student for university study through a structured, supportive approach to learning.
Lincoln College offers a general education curriculum so students can earn an Associate's degree. The majority of students pursue this pre-baccalaureate degree since Lincoln College prides itself on preparing students to attend a four-year college. Degrees offered include the following.
Associate in Arts
The Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) is designed so that students may complete the lower-division portion of a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.), in such majors as liberal arts and sciences, (English, fine arts, history, psychology), and many others. This degree includes transferable general education courses in the areas of language and humanities, science, mathematics, social science, computer science, and physical education/health.
Associate in Science
The Associate in Science degree (A.S.) is designed so that students may complete the lower-division portion of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, in such majors as mathematics, science, agriculture, business, education, and many others. This degree includes the transferable general education courses in the areas of language and humanities, mathematics, social science, computer science, and physical education/health.
Lincoln College has created a cooperative program for students interested in nursing. Any student who completes the prescribed, two-year course of study at Lincoln College with a 2.5 grade point average or better and is recommended by the faculty, may normally expect admission for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree to the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, St. John's College of Nursing, in Springfield, IL or St. Francis College of Nursing, in Peoria, IL.
Dual Enrollment - Two Plus Two
Lincoln College has cooperative programs with Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, University of Illinois at Springfield, and other colleges. Through these programs, Lincoln College students follow specific curriculum choices during their first two years of study which aids in successful transfer to specific majors.
Travel Abroad Program
Lincoln College recognizes the overall educational value of providing and encouraging students to participate in global studies programs. In addition to classroom studies, we have designed several opportunities for students to travel and earn additional academic credit for their experiences.
Merit Awards for Freshmen and Transfers
- Merit-based scholarships and grants reward students for their academic success before attending Lincoln College. Without regard to financial need, these scholarships are awarded to new freshmen based on cumulative high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Freshmen scholarships are renewable for up to four years as a full-time student as long as your academic progress is satisfactory. Transfer students can also receive merit awards on the basis of all previous college level work. All scholarships are renewable each year of full-time attendance provided GPA requirements associated with the merit awards are met.
- Athletic Scholarships are awarded to men with outstanding ability in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling, and Cheerleading and to women with outstanding ability i