You can change the world—and Claremont Lincoln University can help. At CLU, we envision a world transformed by ethical leaders and engaged communities. Every program we offer and every course we teach is laser-focused on positive global impact whether it starts in your own community or an ocean away. Through the Claremont Core® , we guide you from self-awareness to active listening and along a collaborative pathway toward sustainable change. We believe in the power of your potential. Discover the best version of yourself at CLU.

Our Mission

Claremont Lincoln University unlocks the potential of current and future leaders who seek to address significant social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Our Vision

A world transformed by ethical leaders and engaged communities.

Why CLU?

Claremont Lincoln University offers unique online degrees and certificates that are innovative, relevant, and engaging. Committed to providing expanded opportunities to diverse populations, all our programs are intentionally built online to increase flexibility for the working professional. Program instruction is 100% online, and asynchronous to fit your busy life—taught by dedicated faculty that are involved, engaged, and accessible. Curriculum that is infused with the intellectual property of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. In addition, while other institutions have raised their tuition, we continue to strive for affordability to help you become the change leader you are meant to be.

CLU is built for change leaders
  • Nonprofit

  • 100% Online

  • Tuition Under $20,000

  • Programs include:
    Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership
    – 6 Master’s Degree Programs
    – 8 Graduate Certificates

  • Accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

  • Student-to-Faculty ratio — 14:1


It was David C. Lincoln’s belief in the power and potential of the Golden Rule that led him to collaborate with renowned interfaith and higher education leader, the Reverend Dr. Jerry Campbell to envision a new model for university education. Their design encouraged the exploration of diverse beliefs, values, and traditions as the scaffolding for positive change leadership. Born out of a Lincoln family passion to philanthropically foster collaboration and justice in the world, at CLU students become visionary leaders, educated with the skills and tools to build a better collective future for businesses and communities.

Students across the globe now have access to a meaningful and relevant degree programs to advance their careers and help their communities thrive. To best support our students, CLU faculty and staff have developed highly engaging courses, assignments, and resources that support theory and practice, and opportunities for learning, networking, and collaboration to prepare leaders the world needs now.


Claremont Lincoln University is proud of its strong partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a nonprofit, private operating foundation established in 1946 by the same family that founded CLU. Among the many benefits of the affiliation is the Fellowship for Ethics and Equity in Public Administration. This fellowship provides tuition assistance to empower a diverse group of aspiring leaders with the critical skills and knowledge needed to enact ethical, equitable, and inclusive policies and practices.


Dedicated to serving diverse populations and challenging systemic disparities, Lynn Priddy, PhD became Claremont Lincoln University’s fourth President in 2021. As CLU’s president and CEO, she is dedicated to developing inclusive, ethical, and authentic leaders who are committed to profound impact and positive social change in workplaces and communities across the nation. Dr. Priddy serves with an engaged board of directors to ensure that Claremont Lincoln University remains true to its mission while always seeking innovative solutions for students and the broader CLU community.


Claremont Lincoln University faculty include passionate educators who offer a wide range of professional experience in the courses they teach. Our faculty do not just talk about the topics, they are scholar-practitioners who are industry experts and work in the field in which they teach.