The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Community and Technical College System, in partnership with NASPA-Student Affairs in Higher Education, are facilitating a collaborative effort called DegreeNow, an integrated statewide adult degree completion program, with support from the Lumina Foundation for Education.
According to state data there are 126,997 potential degree completers who meet the criteria. Of these, most have earned fewer than 30 credits (45%), followed by 30-59 credits (25%), 60-89 credits (22%), and 90-119 credits (12%). By 2013 our goal is to have helped 3,000 adults complete an associate’s degree and 4,600 adults complete a bachelor’s degree. Each year thereafter, our goal is to help an additional 2,500 adults complete a credential.