West Virginia College-Going Rates By County and High School Fall 2018
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
West Virginia Community and Technical College System
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This report presents a listing of West Virginia’s college-going rates by county and high school. The report highlights the following facts: Of the 18,880 students who graduated from public or private high schools in West Virginia during 2017-18, an estimated 9,927 (52.6%) enrolled in higher education institutions in the fall 2018 semester. This represents a decrease of 1.9 percentage points in the overall rate since last year. West Virginia public four-year, West Virginia public two-year, and West Virginia independent institutions experienced small decreases, while West Virginia degree-granting proprietary and out-of-state institutions saw slight increases. In addition to the high school graduates who enrolled in a West Virginia college or university in fall 2018, it is estimated that another 1,402 (7.4%) were attending a college or university in another state. This reflects an increase of 0.4 percentage points over last year.