Lincoln University: Narrative Description

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820 Chestnut
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Tel: (573)681-5000
Free: 800-521-5052
Admissions: (573)681-5599
Fax: (573)681-6074
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1866. Setting: 152-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4625 per student. Total enrollment: 3,275. Faculty: 134 (129 full-time, 5 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 17% from top quarter, 44% from top half. Full-time: 2,056 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 985 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 27 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 42% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 25% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 54% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $17. State resident tuition: $4284 full-time, $142.80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7824 full-time, $260.80 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $668 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $20 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location. College room and board: $3790. College room only: $1850. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Campus Visitation Day, Founders' Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 814 college housing spaces available; 744 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Inman Page Library with 187,956 books, 91,582 microform titles, 397 serials, 14,521 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $828,132. 141 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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