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Millikin University to offer “Lincoln Match” for Lincoln College students

DECATUR, Ill. – Millikin University is opening its doors to Lincoln College students who have been affected by the recent closure of the institution announced on March 30, 2022. Millikin is prepared to assist Lincoln College students with articulated academic programs and financial aid during this time of transition.

Millikin University has announced an agreement with Lincoln College administration to offer a tuition match for undergraduate and graduate students at Lincoln College who choose to transfer to Millikin. Under the “Lincoln Match,” students transferring to Millikin will pay the same amount of tuition to Millikin that they would have paid at Lincoln College for the coming academic year. Additionally, Lincoln College students who transfer to Millikin with senior-year status also can take advantage of existing discount

“Millikin University is truly a good option for Lincoln College students because, in addition to Lincoln Match, Millikin offers nearly all the same majors as Lincoln,” says Sarah Shupenus, Millikin University vice president for enrollment and marketing. “From admission to financial aid to academic advising, our entire Millikin team is ready to assist Lincoln students and help them continue their academic path at Millikin.”

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A full articulation chart of every Lincoln College course and its equivalent course at Millikin can be viewed Many Lincoln College majors will seamlessly transition to Millikin University academic programs, including the following:

  • Business Management
  • Biology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise Science
  • Exploratory Studies
  • Health Promotion
  • Human Services
  • Interdepartmental
  • MBA
  • Multimedia Communication
  • Music
  • Music Business
  • Nursing
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Pre-Law
  • Sport and Recreation Management
  • Theatre and Performance Studies

To be considered, students should submit the free application for admission to Millikin University Once students apply, their official transcripts from Lincoln College can be requested by Millikin to expedite the admission process, per the partnership agreement. Representatives from Millikin’s Office of Admission will follow up with students individually to discuss a plan of study and timeline for completing their degree at Millikin.

Millikin University will work with each Lincoln College student on a one-on-one basis so that the path to degree completion is clear and understood.

“Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by the sudden closure of Lincoln College, an institution that has served as a pillar of higher education in Central Illinois for many years,” says Millikin University President Dr. Jim Reynolds.

President Reynolds noted, “Millikin owes a debt of gratitude to Lincoln College, who in 1901, merged with Millikin as it was just establishing itself so that we could be chartered by the State of Illinois. Our two colleges were partners until the mid-1950s. We are proud to be one of a limited number of institutions asked to partner with Lincoln College to serve their students with their transfer needs today.”

Lincoln College students are encouraged to apply for transfer admission to Millikin University For additional information and assistance, please go to contact Millikin’s Office of Admission at or 217.424.6211.

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