- Lincoln University of Missouri
native_name = Lincoln University of Missouri
motto = "Laborare et studere"
mottoeng = "To labor and study"
established = 1866
Land-grant University, HBCU
president = Carolyn R. Mahoney, PhD
students = 3,156 (Fall 2007)
undergrad = 2,952 (Fall 2007)
city = Jefferson City
coor = coord|38.565070|-92.169470|display=inline,title|type:edu
campus = 167 acres (Main campus), 374.68 acres (University Farms)
former_names = Lincoln Institute
sports = Baseball
Track and Field
Navy Blueand White
color box|#000080 color box|white
nickname = Blue Tigers
athletics = NCAA
website = [http://www.lincolnu.edu/ www.lincolnu.edu]
footnotes = :"For the like-named university in Chester County, Pennsylvania, see
Lincoln University (Pennsylvania).Lincoln University of Missouri, a historically black college, is located in Jefferson City, Missouri. In 2007, according to "U.S. News and World Report", Lincoln University was ranked #3 for economic diversity, #5 for campus ethnic diversity, and #9 for most international students among master's level universities in the Midwest.
The school was founded in 1866 by members of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantry under the name Lincoln Institute. They wanted to provide an education to
African Americansthrough the combining of academics and labor. This was an industrial school model along the lines of Booker T. Washington's influential Tuskegee Institute. Under the Morrill Act of 1890, the school was designated a land-grant university.
By 1921, the college had expanded to offer graduate programs and was officially designated a
universityby the state of Missouri. It changed its name to "Lincoln University of Missouri." In 1954, it opened its doors to applicants of all races, and it currently provides both undergraduate and graduate courses.
Lincoln University is organized into three colleges and one school of instruction. The university offers a wide variety of academic programs and degrees.
*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
Lincoln University participates in the NCAA Division II
Heartland Conference. It is a founding conference member.
**Track and Field
**Track and Field
The Lincoln University Women's Track Team has made NCAA Division II history by winning the Outdoor Track and Field Championships five consecutive times. Fact|date=June 2008
Other student activities
Founder's Day, traditionally held on the first Saturday of February, pays tribute to the Founders of Lincoln University. Homecoming, usually held in October, is a celebratory time where family and friends of Lincoln University convene to participate in gala activities. Springfest, usually held in late April, is a time to celebrate the arrival of Spring with games and other fun activities throughout the week.
*"The Clarion" (university newspaper)
*KJLU (radio station)
*JCTV (public access TV)
Notable faculty and staff
* [http://www.lincolnu.edu/ www.lincolnu.edu] Official web site
* [http://www.luclarion.com/ www.luclarion.com] "The Clarion" university newspaper
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