Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

Association for Biblical Higher Education
5850 T.G. Lee Boulevard, Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32822

Statement of University Educational Effectiveness

Lincoln Christian University provides a high quality, rigorous education to undergraduate and graduate students. Our freshman to sophomore retention rate is 75% for the traditional undergraduate program, and 47% for our non-traditional undergraduate program. For non-Seminary graduate students, our first to second-year retention rate is 74%. Of first-time freshman, our most recent graduation rate was just under 50%; of those who did graduate, 57% reported doing so in four years or less. Our traditional undergraduate students' average GPA is 3.08 (on a four-point scale) and our non-traditional students' average GPA is 3.06. Our graduates consistently report satisfaction, with the most recent data indicating that on a scale of 1 to 7, students rated our instruction effectiveness at 6.05.


Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15275-1110
Phone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510

The following degree programs are approved: MDiv, MRE, MA in Counseling, MA, DMin

Approved for a comprehensive distance education program

Statement of Seminary Educational Effectiveness

The Seminary at Lincoln Christian University offers rigorous Biblical and theological study to those with both practical ministry and academic interests. We strive to retain our students through to degree completion. Of those students who enrolled here for the first time in Fall 2011, 68% were still here for Fall 2012. Further, over the past five years, on average, 305 students have enrolled each fall, and during that same time period, on average, 56 students have graduated in the spring. Along their path to completion, our students tend to excel academically; the five year average student GPA for our students is 3.14. Finally, our students consistently rate their educational experience here as very positive. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest, for the past 5 years our students have, on average, rated the quality of teaching here at 4.5, the accessibility of faculty at 4.5 and their personal spiritual formation as 4.1.

Approval & Authorization

Approved by the Illinois State Approving Agency, Department of Veterans' Affairs, for the training of veterans.

Authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

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