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Report Says West Virginia is Behind in Higher Education Funding

May 1, 2014

West Virginia Public Radio – A new report says West Virginia’s lagging way behind nationally in funding for higher education. While West Virginia continues to cut in that department, many other states are allocating more dollars. Listen

Following the 2008 recession, most states decided to make cuts, but most are now putting more dollars into spending on its college students. But West Virginia isn’t one of them. It’s one of eight states that saw cuts to higher education funding from the 2013 to 14 fiscal year, according to a report by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Sean O’ Leary is a policy analyst for the West Virginia Center for Budget and Policy.