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WV Higher Ed Funding Down as Enrollment Rises

March 22, 2013

West Virginia Public New Service – Enrollment in West Virginia colleges and universities has grown rapidly, but the state has slashed higher-education funding. Read

Enrollment has risen by a quarter in the past decade, said Sean O’Leary, a policy analyst for the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, but total funding has fallen by nearly 20 percent. As a result, he said, tuition and student debt loads are going up.