Many Struggle to Complete College Degree
Sarah Hofmann, The Herald-Dispatch
Every college student has to jump through hoops to get accepted, but then another challenge arises: staying there.
In West Virginia, 24.7 percent of students at public four-year institutions complete their bachelor's degree in four years and 45.6 percent manage to complete it in six years, ranking the state 44th out of 51 for college completion. This leaves more than half of students still unaccounted for after six years of college, not counting part-time students and those who have previously attended college.