Lincoln University, founded in 1878 as a School of Agriculture, we're the country's third oldest university. In 1896, when agriculture had become well established as the mainstay of New Zealand’s exports, we separated from Canterbury College and became Canterbury Agricultural College, with our own governing body and the ability to award degrees through the University of New Zealand.
In 1961, we were officially renamed Lincoln College, becoming a constituent college of the University of Canterbury. In 1990, we formally separated from the University of Canterbury and became the self-governing national university that we are today.
FACTS & FIGURES
•90% successful course completion
We give our students the skills they need to achiece their study goals. Nearly all of our bachelor-level students successfully complete their courses.
18th rated for small universities
We're small university with a big reputation, consistently rating highly in international rankings.
•Top1.4% of all universities globally
We're recognised around the world as an outstanding university that delivers exceptional results.
•15% hugher graduate employment rate
The working world knows that we produce outstanding graduates. Our degree open doors and help students to get their careers growing.
•Attracts urban & rural students
Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds, This makes for an exciting, diverse campus with many valueble perspectives.
•3rd oldest university in New Zealand
Our proud history points to great future. We've been leading the way in agriculture since 1878, but as New Zealand's economy grew more diverse, we kept pace.
•Higher percentage of graduates compared to national average
Our students receive superior levels of support while they study for renowned degrees offer a broad range of employment opportunities.
•14 reserach centres
We're proud of our distinctive research profile, which enriches the learning environment and delivers crucial knowledge to society.