Major Policy Issue: Keeping Higher Education Affordable and Accessible

Jacqueline Leann Hughes-Price

Abstract


Several bold policies have been implemented by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission that seek to further economic growth and community development in West Virginia. The current Master Plan outlines several initiatives that attempt to improve access and affordability to higher education. The social and economic context behind the policy addresses the need to decrease the child poverty rate in West Virginia by increasing the number of advanced degrees to meet the demands of a diverse job market. The time for the investment in higher education has become urgent as West Virginia’s economy is on the verge of transformation.

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