Lincoln University, in California, is a private, nonprofit, non-sectarian university based in Oakland. Located in the San Francisco Bay area, Lincoln is a hub of Pacific Rim students and draws many students from Asia, in addition to other parts of the globe. Lincoln University was founded by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Lickey in San Francisco in 1919, and was chartered under the laws of California, in 1926. From its modest beginning until the university's incorporation as a tax exempt institution in 1950, the institution received approval from the California Secretary of State's office as a non-profit institution. Lincoln University became the first educational institution to offer programs with a focus upon the needs of the working adult. The emphasis was further refined to meet the demands of the international student. The university made constant growth and development in its academic programs in subsequent years. During the 1960s and 1970s, Lincoln University developed a curriculum designed with a prime focus upon building a substantial Business Administration program and a strong supportive two-year program of General Education. In recent years, students from more than 40 different countries are enrolling at the here. Lincoln University offers traditional programs in business administration and computer science to qualified students at the post-secondary level. It is comprised of the College of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies granting BA, BS, and MBA degrees. The university has large, pleasant classrooms, seminar rooms, and lecture halls, as well as a state-of-the-art library. It also has a Multidisciplinary Research Center which focuses on both fundamental and applied research. Since its inception, Lincoln University has dedicated itself to providing an innovative multi-national and multi-cultural educational environment. Lincoln University is accredited to award bachelors and masters degrees by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). In addition, the university is also affiliated with American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the Bay Area Library Interchange Service, the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers, the Institute of International Education, and the American Association for Higher Education.