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Many W.Va. Students Don't Earn Degrees in 6 Years

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Many in-state students at West Virginia's public higher education institutions don't earn a degree after six years.

An annual graduation report shows fewer than half of in-state freshmen enrolled in fall 2005 earned their degrees six years later.

West Virginia University was the exception. The university's 2012 six-year graduation rate was 56 percent.

Marshall University's six-year graduation rate was 44 percent, followed by Shepherd University, 43 percent; and West Liberty University, 41 percent.

Other schools' rates were: Concord University, 38 percent; Fairmont State University, 34 percent, Glenville State College, 30 percent; Bluefield State College, 25 percent; WVU Tech, 24 percent; and West Virginia State University, 21 percent.

Higher education officials presented the report Monday to an interim legislative committee.

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