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About Lindenwood University Online

Who We Are

A private, accredited institution, Lindenwood University has been providing academic excellence for nearly 200 years. We prepare our students, both on campus and online, for lifelong success.

Our online programs offer the flexibility, quality, affordability, and unparalleled support you deserve. Available in dynamic career areas, our innovative programs are industry-driven and provide relevant skills.

In addition, our faculty are experts in their respective fields, and they pass their real-world knowledge on to you.

Ranked No. 29 Best Online Colleges and Universities Nationally

By Intelligent.com

Why Choose Lindenwood?

For nearly 200 years, Lindenwood University has been providing a real experience to prepare its students for real success. We are a private, accredited institution, and our programs have been recognized nationally as some of the best.

What Sets Lindenwood Apart

  • Nearly two centuries of academic excellence
  • Continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1921
  • Flexibility, convenience, quality, affordability, and unparalleled support

Recognition

Lindenwood University and its programs have been ranked as one of the nation’s best.

  • No. 17 Best Value Colleges in Missouri, Niche.com
  • No. 1 Most Diverse Colleges in Missouri, Niche.com
  • No. 19 Best Bachelor’s in Information Technology, ValueColleges.com
  • No. 1 Best Online Bachelor’s in Video Game Design Degree Programs, TheBestSchools.org
  • No. 2 Best Online Video Game Design Programs, BestColleges.com
  • No. 3 Best Online Bachelor’s in Art and Art History, BestColleges.com
  • No. 2 Best Online Master’s Degrees in Art and Art History, OnlineSchoolsReport.com
  • Best Online Master’s in Art History Programs, No. 1 Most Accelerated, OnlineMaster’s.com
  • No. 4 on the list of 2018’s 5 Best Online Master’s in Art and Art History Programs, BestColleges.com
  • No. 3 on the list of 2018 10 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Art and Art History Online, Grad School Hub
  • No. 2 Best Online Master’s in Creative Writing Programs, BestColleges.com and TheBestSchools.org
  • No. 2 Best Online Master’s in Creative Writing Programs and Most Innovative, OnlineMasters.com
  • 2017 Best Value Master’s in Creative Writing Programs, AffordableColleges.com
  • 2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges, MFA, SR Education Group
  • Most Diverse MPA Program, OnlineMasters.com
  • 50 Best Online MPA Programs, TheBestSchools.org
  • No. 32 Best Online Master’s in Organizational Leadership Programs, BestColleges.com
'20-21 Military Friendly School Badge

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Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission

Lindenwood University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Telephone: 800.621.7440 or 312.263.0456
Fax: 312.263.7462
https://www.hlcommission.org
info@hlcommission.org

Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Lindenwood University is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
202.955.6126
http://www.chea.org

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Lindenwood University is a NC-SARA approved institution. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education. SARA is overseen by a national council and administered by four regional education compacts.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130
Boulder, Colorado 80301
303.541.0275
http://nc-sara.org/

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Lindenwood University’s online business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 W. 119th St.
Overland Park, Kansas 66213
913.339.9356
http://www.acbsp.org

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits Lindenwood University. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
202.223.0077
http://www.caepnet.org/

History

Founded in 1827 on Judeo-Christian values, Lindenwood University has provided a high-quality, affordable education to students worldwide. With campuses located in St. Charles, Missouri, and Belleville, Illinois, Lindenwood is a dynamic four-year institution offering innovative programs and dedication to student success.

Our Values

At Lindenwood, we value:

  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Excellence
  • Creativity
  • Community

Our Mission

Real experience. Real success. Enhancing lives through quality education and professional preparatory experiences.