Mountain State not the only school to rank low on new report
A new report from the Institute for a Competitive Workforce gives a failing grade to West Virginia colleges and universities. Mountain State was one of only four in the nation that received an "F" for not meeting the standards employers demand from four-year institutions. Two-year colleges didn't do a lot better, receiving "D's." College graduates in West Virginia who receive a bachelor's degree earn just $12,700 more annually than those who just graduate from high school. And the report shows college graduates here have an unemployment rate that is a mere two points better than those high school graduates. The West Virginia Legislature has already increased its oversight of higher education with a new bill passed in the 2012 session.