Lincoln University (California)
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|Motto||Learn More, Earn More, Much More!|
|Type||Private, non-profit, provisionally accredited|
|President||Mikhail Brodsky, Ph.D.|
|Location||Oakland, California, United States|
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 over 800 students in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level programs in business administration, and in bachelor of science degree. A large percentage of the student body is international students pursuing degrees in business administration. The university is currently led by Dr. Allan Samson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and by Dr. Mikhail Brodsky, President.
Named to honor the life and work of President Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln University was founded and chartered under the laws of California in 1926. The first university officers were Benjamin Franklin Lickey, president, and Edward J. Silver, vice president and educational director. 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 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. 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."
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, 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. At this time, Lickey served as president of Lincoln University while continuing as the agent of LaSalle Extension University.
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.
Lincoln University offers the following degrees:
- Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Science (MS) in International Business
- Master of Science (MS) in Finance Management
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science (BS) in Diagnostic Imaging
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration degree offers the following minors:
- Computer Science
The university’s Multidisciplinary Research Center, according to its catalog, gives students an opportunity to collaborate with 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.
Lincoln University is provisionally accredited, and it was formerly accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) since 1990.  It is approved to receive Title IV funding under a provisional Program Participation Agreement for 18 months beginning December 12, 2016 while it is seeking a new accreditor. It is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a "national career-related accrediting organization" for programs within that same scope.
The Business Administration Programs Unit at Lincoln University is a Candidate for accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education. Lincoln University applied for Eligibility from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). WSCUC reviewed the application and determined that Lincoln University is eligible to proceed with an application for Candidacy and Initial Accreditation.
The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) in accordance with the provisions of former California Education Code sections 94900 and/or 94915 approved Lincoln University to offer Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Finance Management (MS in FM), Master of Science in International Business (MS in IB), Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Diagnostic Imaging degrees.
Lincoln University is an institutional member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG), American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA), Institute of International Education (IIE), National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA), and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU); it is affiliated with the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS).
- "ACICS Loss of Accreditation Recognition". Retrieved 2017-04-10.
- 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.
- "Administration - LU".
- "Trustees - LU".
- Lincoln University History: link to university website.
- Lincoln Law School of San Jose website: History, reviewed December 19, 2009.
- 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.
- Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1927. San Francisco: R.L. Polk Company of California, 1927, p. 1327.
- Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1925. San Francisco: R.L. Polk Company of California, 1925, p. 1150.
- Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1920. San Francisco: R.L. Polk Company of California, 1920, p. 1014.
- Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1925. San Francisco: R.L. Polk Company of California, 1925, p. 196.
- Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1927, San Francisco: R.L. Polk Company of California, 1927, p. 1330.
- Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1927. San Francisco: R.L. Polk Company of California, 1927, p. 2.
- Lincoln University programs: This is a link to the university website.
- U.S. Department of Education website, reviewed December 19, 2009)
- "Important Information on the Derecognition of ACICS". U.S. Department of Education. US Government. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
- 2009-2010 Directory of CHEA-Recognized Organizations. Washington: Council for Higher Education Accreditation, September, 2009, p. 7.
- "Lincoln University". www.lincolnuca.edu. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
- "Lincoln University". www.lincolnuca.edu. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
- California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education website
- Lincoln University Accreditation: link to university website.