Lincoln University specializes in meeting the needs of a diverse student population in terms of age, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic background. As a historically black institution, Lincoln continues to give particular attention to African-American students from both within and outside Missouri. The University also provides academic, personal, and social programs and services that are commensurate with the needs of the diverse population which it serves. In this regard, an array of unique, as well as standard, educational and support services are provided. In addition, the University provides opportunities for non-traditional students to participate in educational activities held at on- and off-campus sites.