13 January 2010

Too Many Colleges in West Virginia?

A new legislative audit suggests that lawmakers re-assess whether West Virginia needs all 11 of its four-year colleges and universities, The Associated Press reports.

"Tuesday's audit counts more baccalaureate schools per resident in West Virginia than in the 15 other members of the Southern Regional Education Board," the article said. It also topped comparisons with states with similar education attainment rates and income levels.

"But the report also calls for further study of the number and needs of commuting students," AP reported, and also "found West Virginia's 10 community and technical schools comparable with other states."

The Charleston Gazette also has an item.

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