Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln, IL 62656-2111


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 775
Religious affiliation Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 486 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Lincoln Christian University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 399 applications and 211 students were granted admission. Lincoln Christian University is at the #51 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 95% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 4% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT870 to 1000
ACT19 to 24
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Lincoln Christian University's tuition was $13,020 for all students regardless of residency (51.4% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Lincoln Christian University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 39% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,867 (which is 12.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Lincoln Christian University in 2016-2017, was 63, which is 71% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,568 (which is 5.5% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Lincoln Christian University has enrolled a total of 775 students (441 students full-time and 334 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 775 students, 37 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 52% men and 48% women and 464 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 311 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 200 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 72%

Black/African American: 8%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 4%

Hispanic: 3%

Two or more races: 1%

Asian: 1%


Listed below are the 9 largest majors offered at Lincoln Christian University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 52% 16 7
Psychology 45% 14 14
Theology And Religious Vocations 3% 1 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 0% 0 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0% 0 0
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0% 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 0% 0 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 0% 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 0% 0 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Lincoln Christian University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Lincoln Christian University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,400. Last year, out of the total 301 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 262 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 347 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 305 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,400 $29,900
Employment Rate 87% 88%
Total Graduates 301 347

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Lincoln Christian University.

Lincoln College
1 mile away
Millikin University
28.9 mile away
Eureka College
39.2 mile away
Bradley University
40.4 mile away
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47.1 mile away
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