At a time when some HBCUs are losing accreditation and others are struggling to keep theirs, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania has been granted institutional accreditation for another eight years by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
“Accreditation assures Lincoln students, their families and all of our stakeholders that the educational standards and campus environment support student success,” Dr. Brenda A. Allen, president of the Pennsylvania school, said in a statement.
Allen also thanked employees for their “hard work and dedication to continuing the mission and vision of this great and historical institution.”
Accreditation is required to receive federal and state funding. The regional accrediting body’s reaffirmation of Lincoln’s accreditation is a vote of confidence in the university’s mission, goals, performance and resources.
The Middle States Commission evaluates seven standards of excellence in the accreditation process, and institutions are expected to demonstrate the characteristics substantially. The standards are mission and goals; ethics and integrity; design and delivery of the student learning experience; support of the student experience; educational effectiveness assessment; planning, resources and institutional improvement; and governance, leadership and administration.