WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Nov. 26, 2018 — West Liberty University reported an increase in enrollment recently, despite the fact that public four-year college enrollment has been decreasing across the Mountain State.
“We are pleased to show an increase during these challenging times. With a relatively stagnant enrollment trend nationally, and decreasing high school enrollment numbers, this is good news to celebrate,” said President Stephen Greiner.
“I am grateful to our strong admissions team and all faculty and staff that strive to attract prospective students to the hilltop,” he said.
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) released the enrollment figures submitted by all state colleges and universities on Nov. 16.
The report showed that attendance at four-year public colleges and universities in the state is down 3 percent in comparison to a year ago.
Chris Treadway, senior director of research and policy for the state HEPC, presented the figures to the HEPC board at its regularly scheduled meeting.
WLU is one of just three institutions reporting an increase this fall. The other two are Fairmont State University and West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
West Liberty University is West Virginia’s oldest institution and today offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, plus a growing number of graduate programs including master degrees in clinical psychology, education, physician assistant studies, biology, professional studies and online master degrees in criminology, dental hygiene, and the MBA.
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