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July 12, 2014, 6:16 pm

Lincoln University to open Coatesville campus

COATESVILLE, Pa. — Lincoln University says it's opening a second campus in Chester County.

The historically Black institution will begin offering classes in Coatesville next year. The city is about 15 miles northeast of Lincoln's main campus in Oxford.

University President Robert Jennings announced the move on Wednesday at an economic forum in Coatesville.

Jennings says the Coatesville campus initially will house programs in nursing, business and entrepreneurship, and hotel, restaurant and tourism management.

Classes will be taught in a building currently used by the Coatesville school district for alternative education. The first classes are expected to be offered in January.

Acting City Manager Kirby Hudson says the campus could help revitalize downtown Coatesville.

Lincoln is a state-related university serving about 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. -- (AP)