Lincoln University of Missouri

Lincoln University of Missouri

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native_name = Lincoln University of Missouri

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motto = "Laborare et studere"
mottoeng = "To labor and study"
established = 1866
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type = Land-grant University, HBCU
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president = Carolyn R. Mahoney, PhD
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students = 3,156 (Fall 2007)
undergrad = 2,952 (Fall 2007)
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city = Jefferson City
state = Missouri
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United States
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
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sports = Baseball
Track and Field
colors = Navy Blue and White
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nickname = Blue Tigers
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athletics = NCAA Division II
affiliations = Heartland Conference
website = []

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 Americans through 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 university by 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

tudent activities


Lincoln University participates in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference. It is a founding conference member.

*Men's Sports
**Track and Field

*Women's Sports
**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.

tudent media

*"The Clarion" (university newspaper)
*KJLU (radio station)
*JCTV (public access TV)

Notable faculty and staff

Notable alumni

External links

* [] Official web site
* [] "The Clarion" university newspaper

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