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Enrollment Down at W.Va. Four-Year Institutions

Woodburn Hall

Fall enrollment is down at most of West Virginia’s public four-year colleges and universities.
The Charleston Gazette says state figures show about 65,400 students are enrolled in public four-year schools. That’s down 1.6 percent from the fall of 2013.

The largest drop occurred at Bluefield State College, where enrollment declined by nearly 11 percent.
West Virginia University’s enrollment fell by 1 percent.
Enrollment also declined at Concord, Shepherd, Fairmont State and West Liberty universities; Glenville State and Potomac State colleges; and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Marshall University gained 20 students, an increase of less than 1 percent. Enrollment also increased at West Virginia State University and West Virginia University Institute of Technology.