Lincoln University (Missouri)

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Lincoln University (Missouri)
founding 1866
Sponsorship state
place Jefferson City , Missouri , USA
president Carolyn R. Mahoney
Students 2,848

The Lincoln University (LU) is originally for African Americans founded University in Jefferson City , Missouri .


The university was founded in 1866, shortly after the end of the Civil War , under the name Lincoln Institute by members of the all-African American 62nd and 65th Infantry Regiments. The aim was to enable blacks in the southern states to receive academic and practical training. The institute represented principles early on that would later be spread by the Tuskegee Institute under Booker T. Washington in a tradition-building manner.

In 1921 the school was officially recognized as a university by the state of Missouri and given its current name. Since 1954 the university has been open to students of all ethnicities .


As usual in the United States, the university is divided into schools and departments .

  • College of Business and Professional Studies
    • Department of Business and Economics
    • Department of Military Science
    • Department of Nursing Science
  • College of Liberal Arts, Education and Journalism
    • Department of Education
    • Department of Fine Arts, Communications and Journalism
    • Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy
    • Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Natural Science, Mathematics and Technology, Cooperative Extension and Research
    • Department of Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
    • Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Technology
  • School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education




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