Accreditation & Student Achievement


Claremont Lincoln University has been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001. This status is a preliminary affiliation with the Commission awarded for a maximum period of four years. Candidacy is an indication that the institution is progressing toward accreditation. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation.


Commitment to Student Achievement


Claremont Lincoln’s commitment to students is the foundation of the university, and student well-being is central to our mission. We are responsive to student needs and offer programs that are affordable, flexible and applicable to a wide scope of market demands. Student concerns are addressed with intent and purpose to continually improve on student experiences and outcomes. We develop forward-looking academic programs with a keen eye on student successes both in our academic programs and out in the market.

Our programs are designed to prepare graduates to take an active role in the public domain - whether they are enhancing an existing job, embarking on a new career, or cultivating personal growth. Market demands are repeatedly monitored and extensively reviewed. CLU brings together innovators and practitioners from industry, academia, non-governmental and governmental organizations and associations to develop new curricula and improve existing programs, thus ensuring that graduates are equipped to meet the evolving challenges of today’s domestic and global societies with marketable and meaningful skills.

CLU’s Assessment Policy establishes a process to articulate class and program outcomes, measure and analyze results and student evaluations, and improve programs. The Assessment Policy is central to all aspects of university operations which place students at the heart of the university’s focus. Decisions and changes are made with respect to their impact on the public good: integrating curriculum, management and technologies with a mindful use of policy. A collaborative process, which depends upon dialogue and CLU’s willingness to change, is essential to the development and implementation of the policy.

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Retention and graduation rates, and post graduate placements are measures that are vital to the process. The first students entered the Master of Arts in Ethical Leadership (MEL) in the Spring of 2013. In the first five microterms, the attrition rate for students entering under CLU’s standard admission policy was 6%. It is expected that attrition rates will remain low because CLU’s educational model provides students flexibility and tuition is affordable. Students are able to move in and out of the program depending upon their personal needs. However, based on experience CLU anticipates that most students will continue through the program without a break for the learning continuity, job requirements and opportunities, and close relationships with like-minded students and faculty members that will naturally develop.

The first students in the M.A. in Ethical Leadership program graduated in September 2014. CLU closely tracks and analyzes student participation trends, graduation rates, and post-graduate placement information to best respond to student needs and optimize educational opportunities. This page will be updated following each term.

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