Trust An Accredited Institution
Lincoln is proud that each of our campuses possesses institutional accreditation. The accrediting bodies below are seen as reliable authorities concerning the quality of education and training offered by the institutions they accredit.
Each one of our campuses is accredited by one of the following three institutional accrediting agencies. Below the description of each agency is a list of the Lincoln institutions accredited by that accrediting body:
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
Founded in 1912, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is one of the most respected, established national accreditors of academic institutions in the United States. It is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). On December 12, 2016, the U.S. Secretary of Education withdrew the recognition of ACICS as an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. However, the Secretary of Education has deemed our schools that are accredited by ACICS to hold recognized accreditation and are still licensed by the states in which they operate. We will continue to enroll new students in all of our career training programs. To learn more about the decision made by the U.S. Department of Education regarding ACICS' recognition, please click here.
This agency institutionally accredits the following Lincoln campuses:
Brockton, Lowell, and Somerville, MA; Iselin, Moorestown, and Paramus, NJ; Las Vegas, NV; Lincoln, RI; Marietta, GA; Center City-Philadelphia, and Northeast Philadelphia, PA; and West Palm Beach, FL.
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
ACCSC’s mission is to serve as a reliable authority on educational quality and to promote enhanced opportunities for students by establishing, sustaining, and enforcing valid standards and practices which contribute to the development of a highly trained and competitive workforce through quality career oriented education. ACCSC is an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
This body institutionally accredits the following Lincoln campuses:
Allentown, PA; Columbia, MD; Denver, CO; East Windsor, CT; Grand Prairie, TX; Hartford, CT; Indianapolis, IN; Mahwah, NJ; Melrose Park, IL; Nashville, TN; New Britain, CT; Philadelphia, PA; Shelton, CT; South Plainfield, NJ; Union, NJ; and Whitestone (Queens), NY.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges is the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in the six New England states. The agency is also recognized by CHEA as well as the U.S. Department of Education.
This body institutionally accredits the following Lincoln campus: Southington, CT.