College-going rate dips again in West Virginia

Less than 46% of the public high school graduates in the Class of 2021 in West Virginia were college students during the past year.

The state’s latest college-going rate was presented and discussed during Thursday’s meeting of the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.

The 45.9% rate is a decrease of 2.3% percent from the Class of 2020 college-going rate.

State Higher Education Policy Commission Director of Research and Analysis Dr. Zornitsa Georgieva told the council those who take dual credit courses in high school are more likely to go to college.

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