MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The most recent incoming class of West Virginia University freshmen has a higher percentage of out-of-state students than the past four years, according to unofficial numbers from the Registrar’s Office.
The class of 2019 is made up of 55.2 percent out-of-state students and 47.2 percent in-state students.
Using land granted by the federal government through the Morrill Act of 1862, WVU became a land-grant University and later the flagship University of the state.
Out-of-state enrollment is larger for the University as a whole—49 percent residents versus 51 percent non-residents—according to a fact sheet provided by WVU.
Comparatively, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, has only 18.2 percent out-of-state students…