Best Colleges in West Virginia for 2017 Ranked by LearnHowtoBecome.org

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Nearly 30 Schools Highlighted for Student Services, Career Prep, Overall Program Quality

LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of West Virginia’s best colleges for 2017. 17 four-year schools were highlighted, with West Virginia Wesleyan College, Bethany College, Wheeling Jesuit University, West Virginia University Institute of Technology and West Virginia University scoring in the top five. Of the 10 two-year schools included in the ranking, Cabell County Career Technology Center, West Virginia Northern Community College, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Mountwest Community and Technical College and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College were the top five. A full list of winning schools is included below.

“These West Virginia schools have created a culture of both academic and career success,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “When we look at measures of alumni success next to each school’s quality of education, these are the clear leaders in the state.”

To be included on West Virginia’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on more than a dozen additional data points including diversity of program offerings, career services, educational counseling, financial aid availability, graduation rates and student/teacher ratios.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in West Virginia” list, visit:

http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/west-virginia/

The Best Four-Year Colleges in West Virginia for 2017 include:
Alderson Broaddus University
Bethany College
Bluefield State College
Concord University
Davis & Elkins College
Fairmont State University
Glenville State College
Marshall University
Ohio Valley University
Shepherd University
University of Charleston
West Liberty University
West Virginia State University
West Virginia University
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Wheeling Jesuit University

The Best Two-Year Colleges in West Virginia for 2017 include:
Ben Franklin Career Center
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
BridgeValley Community & Technical College
Cabell County Career Technology Center
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Mountwest Community and Technical College
New River Community and Technical College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
West Virginia Northern Community College

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