Lincoln University (California)

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Coordinates: 37°48′17.26″N 122°16′10.49″W / 37.8047944°N 122.2695806°W / 37.8047944; -122.2695806

Lincoln University
Motto Learn More, Earn More, Much More!
Established 1926
Type Private non-profit university
President Mikhail Brodsky, Ph.D.
Students 400
Location Oakland, California, United States
Website http://www.lincolnuca.edu/
Lincoln University from the northeast

Lincoln University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian university based in Oakland, California. The university is located near the 12th Street BART station in downtown Oakland. It enrolls about 400 students in undergraduate and graduate level programs in business administration, as well an English language program, certificate programs, and associate degrees.[1] A large percentage of the student body is international students pursuing degrees in business administration.[citation needed] The university is currently led by Dr. Allan Samson, who is chairman of the Board of Trustees and instructor and by Dr. Mikhail Brodsky, president and rector.[2][3]

History[edit]

Named to honor the life and work of President Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln University was founded and chartered under the laws of California in 1926.[4][5][6] The first university officers were Benjamin Franklin Lickey, president,[7] and Edward J. Silver, vice president and educational director.[8] Lickey with his wife Susan had in 1919 founded a law study program in San Francisco for veterans returning after the First World War and other working adults which offered evening classes to part-time students[9][10] while he was working as the western representative of the Law Department of the La Salle Extension University of Chicago which offered degrees through correspondence courses.[11] The program developed into a tutorial center with a broader curriculum. One of its early slogans was "The Shortcut to Success" and it offered "reasonable terms" and a "money-back guarantee."[12]

By 1927 Lincoln University was operating on the Arcade Floor of the Phelan Building on Market Street in San Francisco with Colleges of Law and Commerce and a Department of Special Courses and Coaching,[13] offering both day and evening classes as a co-educational institution. An advertisement of that year showed Lincoln University offering college courses in law, commerce, foreign trade, and business administration and special courses and coaching in bar examination preparation, advertising, journalism, and public speaking. It also maintained a junior college and high school program which operated a preparatory school and special preparation for College Board examinations.[14] At this time Lickey served as president of Lincoln University while continuing as the agent of LaSalle Extension University.[15]

Its nonprofit status was recognized by the Internal Revenue Service in 1950 and in 1961 a second campus was opened in San Jose. By 1987 the San Jose campus had become the location of the university's law school programs. It separated in 1993 to become the independent Lincoln Law School of San Jose. The university moved from San Francisco to Oakland in December 1999.[16][17]

Programs[edit]

Lincoln University from the northwest

Lincoln University offers the following degrees:[18]

An undergraduate degree offers the following minors:

Lincoln University offers the following certificates:

The university’s Multidisciplinary Research Center, according to its catalog, gives students an opportunity to collaborate w ith academic researchers and the international business community. The center conducts an annual student competition for the best business proposals and awards grants and prizes to winning students.[citation needed]

Accreditation[edit]

Lincoln University has been accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) since 1990,[19] currently to award doctors's, master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees, and professional certificates. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education for "associate, bachelor's, or master's degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers"[20] and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a "national career-related accrediting organization" for programs within that same scope.[21] The university does not hold regional accreditation.[22]

The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education[23] in accordance with the provisions of former California Education Code sections 94900 and/or 94915 approved Lincoln University to offer the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Degree, the Associate of Science in Diagnostic Imaging Degree, and Certificates in Medical Assisting, for Ultrasound Technicians and the Intensive English Program.

Lincoln University is authorized by the United States Department of Homeland Security to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.[citation needed]

Lincoln University is listed in the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs which identifies it as an institution or program which "is, or was, accredited by an accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a 'reliable authority as to the quality of postsecondary education' within the meaning of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended."[24]

Lincoln University is approved for its qualified students to participate in financial aid programs established by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended in 1998.[25]

Affiliation[edit]

Lincoln University is an institutional member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA), the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE).[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lincoln University's I.R.S. form 990 for the year ending July 31, 2009 reports "approximately 400 students" on Line 1 of Part I. This was reviewed at guidestar.org on July 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "Administration - LU". 
  3. ^ "Trustees - LU". 
  4. ^ Lincoln University History: link to university website.
  5. ^ Lincoln Law School of San Jose website: History, reviewed December 19, 2009.
  6. ^ Lincoln University's I.R.S. form 990 for the year ending July 31, 2009 reports that its "year of formation" is "1926" on Line L of the first page. This was reviewed at guidestar.org on July 23, 2010.
  7. ^ Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1927. San Francisco: R.L. Polk Company of California, 1927, p. 1327.
  8. ^ Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1925. San Francisco: R.L. Polk Company of California, 1925, p. 1150.
  9. ^ Lincoln University History: link to university website.
  10. ^ Lincoln Law School of San Jose website: History, reviewed December19, 2009.
  11. ^ Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1920. San Francisco: R.L. Polk Company of California, 1920, p. 1014.
  12. ^ Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1925. San Francisco: R.L. Polk Company of California, 1925, p. 196.
  13. ^ Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1927, San Francisco: R.L. Polk Company of California, 1927, p. 1330.
  14. ^ Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1927. San Francisco: R.L. Polk Company of California, 1927, p. 2.
  15. ^ Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1927. San Francisco: R.L. Polk Company of California, 1927, p. 1327.
  16. ^ Lincoln University History: link to university website.
  17. ^ Lincoln Law School of San Jose website: History, reviewed December 19, 2009.
  18. ^ Lincoln University programs: This is a link to the university website.
  19. ^ U.S. Department of Education website, reviewed December 19, 2009)
  20. ^ U.S. Department of Education website, reviewed December19, 2009)
  21. ^ 2009-2010 Directory of CHEA-Recognized Organizations. Washington: Council for Higher Education Accreditation, September, 2009, p. 7.
  22. ^ U.S. Department of Education website, reviewed August 6, 2010)
  23. ^ California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education website
  24. ^ U.S. Department of Education website, reviewed December 19, 2009.
  25. ^ Lincoln University Accreditation: link to university website.
  26. ^ Lincoln University Affiliations, Lincoln University website

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