EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSReport: Half Of WV High School Seniors Felt College-Ready
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Reported: Sep. 21, 2013 3:59 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 21, 2013 10:22 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
State lawmakers will hear a report that said only about 50 percent of West Virginia's graduating high school seniors believe their high school educations fully prepared them for college.
The report will be presented by the chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission on Monday. It's based on a 2012 survey of the state's graduating high school seniors.
The survey is intended to give policymakers insight on why more students aren't getting a college education. The state's college matriculation rate is 62 percent, five percentage points below the national average.
Among other things, the survey said about 57 percent of students overestimated the cost of tuition at a public in-state, four-year college. The survey also notes that students said cost is an impediment to attending college.
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