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Board Approves Tuition Increase for 3 Community Colleges


The governing board for West Virginia’s community colleges has approved tuition increases for three institutions.

The Charleston Gazette reports that the Community and Technical College System’s board on Thursday approved increases of almost 8 percent at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, 10 percent at Weest Virginia Northern Community College and slightly more than 10 percent for West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

Other institutions are also increasing tuition, but not above 5 percent. Only increases above that percentage require board approval.

The system-wide average tuition and fees for next year will be $3,576, a 5.4 percent increase over this school year.