West Virginia commission reauthorizes two private colleges

CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has reauthorized two private colleges in the state

The Charleston Gazette reports that the commission reauthorized Ohio Valley University and Future Generations Graduate School on Friday, despite some concerns.

Commission members voiced concerns about Future Generations’ low enrollment and graduation numbers. They also said Ohio Valley’s financial condition is weak.

The commission determined that the colleges’ proposed reform plans can resolve the issues.

Commission members held off reauthorizing another private school, Salem International University. They said they wanted more information.

The Legislature made the commission responsible for authorizing all colleges and universities in the state in 2013, including private and nonprofit institutions. The move was in response to Mountain State University’s closure in 2012 after it lost its accreditation.


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