West Virginia HEPC releases enrollment report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission released enrollment number, Friday.

The fall 2017 enrollment report shows a 0.2 percent decrease in students at the state's public four-year colleges since fall of 2016. That percentage represents 100 students. Nationally, four year institutions are experiencing slow enrollment growth, increasing by 0.2 percent in the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. While we may be off that trend, the chancellor of the HEPC said the college-going rate of our high school seniors increased, as have the dual enrollment numbers, suggesting high school students are being proactive in their post-secondary education.

At the meeting, Chairman Michael Farrell announced that Governor Jim Justice appointed three people as commissioners. They are James Dailey, Diane Lewis Jackson and Dale Lowther.