a college becomes a university
reasons for LCCS becoming LCU
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[September 02, 2009]
No standard definition exists
for college and university. In most states, schools are free to
choose whichever term they prefer. Typically, however, a college
grants only or mostly undergraduate degrees, while a university
grants both undergraduate and graduate degrees, which Lincoln does,
including a doctorate.
There are essentially four reasons for making this change:
reflects the school's vision for an education that unifies all
disciplines under the truth of Jesus Christ and his church.
"College" has come
to mean high school or technical school in many countries
outside the United States. "University" is an international norm
when referring to a college education and thus serves the
school's global vision.
There is an
increasing cultural perception that higher education in America
is more highly valued and respected when referred to as a
"University" is a more appropriate
description of the fact that multiple schools are coexistent on
one campus. This describes well Lincoln's recent reorganization
into three schools.
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The three schools now under the umbrella of Lincoln Christian
The School of
Undergraduate Studies is a residential undergraduate school
whose educational goal is to prepare servant leaders who know
God's Word, engage God's Word and pursue God's will for their
School of Adult and Graduate Studies is an undergraduate and
graduate school for working adults. Its educational goal is to
enable servant leaders to be more effective in their chosen
professions through programs delivered through nontraditional
means and taught from a Christian worldview.
The Seminary is a
graduate theological school whose educational goal is to develop
servant leaders to equip churches and church-related
organizations to carry out Christ's great commission in the
Lincoln Christian University]