Upon finishing high school, Frank Coleman entered Howard University, from which he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree. His undergraduate record there was so outstanding that upon graduation he was appointed as an instructor in Physics.
Brother Coleman later earned his Master of Science degree from the University of Chicago. He did subsequent graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania and met all requirements for his Doctorate except completion of his thesis.
When America entered the World War, he joined the army, became a first lieutenant, and served honorably overseas.
Aside from carrying on his regular work, Brother Coleman was a member of the Boys' Committee of YMCA, a Mason, an American Legionnaire and a Congregationalist.