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Debt, defaults and declining enrollment — higher education in WV by the numbers

By ERIN BECK

The Register-Herald

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A report presented Monday to West Virginia state lawmakers says that while tuition is lower in West Virginia than most other states, West Virginia high school students are still less likely to attend college and more likely to leave with higher debt than the national average.

Following the meeting of the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability, officials with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission pointed to poverty.

Chris Treadway, senior director of research and policy for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, presented the 2018 West Virginia Higher Education Report Card.

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