Enrollment drops at West Virginia 4-year public colleges' West Liberty sees increase

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Higher education officials say the number of students attending public four-year colleges in West Virginia has dropped 3 percent from a year ago, including a 9 percent dip in the number of first-time freshmen.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the state Higher Education Policy Commission released the figures Friday.
The number of students attending four-year colleges was about 62,700 this fall. About 10,300 of those were first-time freshmen.
Excluding high school students taking “dual enrollment” college classes, the overall enrollment was about 57,300, down 4 percent from last fall. Based on those figures, Fairmont State University, West Liberty University and the West Virginia University Institute of Technology were the only colleges to report enrollment increases.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.