West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
West Virginia’s four-year public higher education system includes 12 campuses that offer vast opportunities for a high-quality education at an affordable cost. Together with these institutions and the state’s Community and Technical College System, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is working toward this goal – to equip 60 percent of the Mountain State’s workforce with a formal credential beyond high school by 2030 – nearly doubling the percentage of working-age West Virginians with a postsecondary education over the next decade.
The Commission develops and oversees a public policy agenda for West Virginia’s four-year colleges and universities. Comprised of a 10-member board, the Commission works with institutions on accomplishing their missions and carrying out state procedures.
West Virginia Community and Technical College System
The West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS) coordinates community and technical colleges statewide – partnering with businesses to meet workforce needs and ensuring a meaningful education for our students.
Community and technical colleges are an opportunity for West Virginians to get a college education for a reasonable price with on-the-job training in a variety of in-demand fields.
Students can attend community colleges as an affordable way to work toward a bachelor’s degree or to graduate and head right into a good-paying job. When employers partner with us to meet their workforce needs, students can be assured that those jobs will be there when they graduate.
We believe in real-life education.
A community and technical college education in the Mountain State is the kind of education that matters for today’s state economy. Students of our colleges graduate with the knowledge and hands-on experience that translate to real-life careers, allowing them to stay, work and raise their families right here at home.