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ERIC Number: ED432950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Pages: 329
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
West Virginia Higher Education Report Card, 1997.
West Virginia State Coll. and University Systems, Charleston.
This overview of West Virginia's 16 public colleges and universities focuses on higher education's response to six statutory goals: (1) better preparing students to enter college; (2) improving access to higher education; (3) preparing students to compete in a global economy; (4) focusing resources in areas which offer students the greatest opportunities for job creation and retention; (5) using resources efficiently; and (6) compensating faculty and staff at competitive levels. The report opens with the strategic plans of the University System and the State College System together with description and statistical profiles of each institution. Chapters 2 through 7 display various indicators which address the statutory goals. Chapter 2, "Preparation," covers performance of West Virginia students on college entrance examinations and enrollment in developmental courses. Chapter 3, "Access," displays estimated total college-going rates of West Virginians and the growing number of students assisted by financial aid. Chapter 4, "Student Outcomes," presents retention rates, graduation/completion rates, and performance on professional licensure examinations. Chapters 5, 6, and 7 report on economic and workforce development, productivity and efficiency, and faculty and staff, respectively. Completing the report are data on campus security and West Virginia health sciences and rural health education partnerships. (DB)
State College System of West Virginia, 1018 Kanawha Blvd. East, Suite 700, Charleston, WV 25301; Tel: 304-558-2102; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Coll. and University Systems, Charleston.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia