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Lincoln University Recognized for Retention Efforts

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November 14, 2013



Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University has been recognized for efforts to ensure students complete their college career in Jefferson City, Missouri.  The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) recently honored Lincoln with the 1890 Retention Award.  The award is presented to the university with the greatest improvement in retention rates from freshman to sophomore status over the last academic year.  Lincoln University saw a 16-percentage point increase from first-time freshman to sophomore students between 2012 and 2013. 


Dr. Kevin D. Rome, President of Lincoln University, applauds the efforts of the entire university when it comes to retention. “Each and every person our students encounter plays a key role in whether or not those students re-enroll year after year.  We are happy to see this progress and to have it recognized,” says Rome.  “Our goal has and always will be to welcome them as new students and in four or more years congratulate them as alumni.” 


This is the inaugural year of the 1890 Land-grant Universities Teaching, Research and Innovation Awards, which was held during the 126th APLU Annual Meeting.