Lincoln University to expand to Coatesville

Dr. Robert R. Jennings, president of Lincoln University. (Clem Murray / Staff Photographer)

Lincoln University, an historically black university in southern Chester County, announced it will open a campus in Coatesville.

The expansion, the university said, was approved by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.Lincoln will begin offering courses in business in the fall at the new site, orignally known as the Gordon Education Center, 351 Kersey St.

To begin, courses will be offered during the evenings and weekends and eventually expand  as enrollment grows to more traditional and accelerated undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, the university said.