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West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Lewisburg, WV
Glenville State University
Glenville State University
Glenville, WV
Fairmont State University
Fairmont State University
Fairmont, WV
Marshall University
West Liberty University
West Liberty University
West Liberty, WV
Bluefield State College
Bluefield State University
Bluefield, WV
Concord University
Concord University
Athens, WV
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Beckley, WV
WV State
West Virginia State University
Institute, WV
Potomac State
Potomac State College
Keyser, WV
Shepherd University
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV

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Welcome to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

West Virginia’s four-year public higher education system includes 12 campuses that offer vast opportunities for a high-quality education at an affordable cost. Together with these institutions and the state's Community and Technical College System, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is working to arm 60 percent of the Mountain State's workforce with a formal credential beyond high school by 2030 -- nearly doubling the percentage of working-age West Virginians with a postsecondary education over the next decade.


About the Higher Education Policy Commission

The Commission develops and oversees a public policy agenda for West Virginia’s four-year colleges and universities. Comprised of a 10-member board, the Commission works with institutions on accomplishing their missions and carrying out state procedures. A source of support for institutions and students, the Commission’s work includes academic affairs, administrative services, finance and facilities, financial aid, health sciences, human resources, legal services, policy and planning, science and research, and student affairs.


College Planning Resources for Students & Families

The Higher Education Policy Commission, together with the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia, has launched "College for West Virginia" as a new and expanded resource for West Virginians planning their postsecondary education.

Together, CFWV.com and its companion site, CollegeforWV.com, define CFWV as “College for West Virginia,” home to the state’s free resources for planning, applying, and paying for college.

On CFWV.com, students can still access an array of resources designed to help them plan for college and careers in West Virginia. With high school planning timelines, ways to explore the training and degrees available in the state, free ACT and SAT test prep, avenues for applying to colleges, and career-matching tools, this site remains as the state’s postsecondary planning centerpiece. Rounding out these offerings, CollegeforWV.com is the new home for state-level financial aid programs that total more than $100 million each year – including the Promise Scholarship, Higher Education Grant Program, and much more.


WV Climb Logo West Virginia's Climb is a collaborative effort between higher education, the West Virginia Department of Education, WorkForce West Virginia, and the private sector to increase the state's educational attainment rate.

Visit the Climb website to follow our progress or learn about how you can help West Virginia climb!

College completion initiatives that support this shared goal include:

15 to Finish - Promoting on-time degree completion by encouraging students to take a full course load of at least 15 credit hours per semester

Transfer & Articulation - Easing the credit transfer process for students and clearing the path to a degree

Welcome to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

West Virginia’s four-year public higher education system includes 12 campuses that offer vast opportunities for a high-quality education at an affordable cost. Together with these institutions and the state's Community and Technical College System, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is working to arm 60 percent of the Mountain State's workforce with a formal credential beyond high school by 2030 -- nearly doubling the percentage of working-age West Virginians with a postsecondary education over the next decade.

About the Higher Education Policy Commission

The Commission develops and oversees a public policy agenda for West Virginia’s four-year colleges and universities. Comprised of a 10-member board, the Commission works with institutions on accomplishing their missions and carrying out state procedures. A source of support for institutions and students, the Commission’s work includes academic affairs, administrative services, finance and facilities, financial aid, health sciences, human resources, legal services, policy and planning, science and research, and student affairs.

Resources and Information for Students

To help students and families plan, apply, and pay for college, the Commission and its partners offer a free college- and career-planning website, cfwv.com.

Visit CFWV to find state-level financial aid information, apply directly to West Virginia's colleges and universities, explore careers, practice for the ACT and SAT — and more!

Graphic of a test form, a pencil, and a graduation cap

Visit our ACT On-Campus Exam information page for details about the state's initiative to provide free ACT testing opportunities for high school seniors applying for the Promise Scholarship.


WV Climb Logo West Virginia's Climb is a collaborative effort between higher education, the West Virginia Department of Education, WorkForce West Virginia, and the private sector to increase the state's educational attainment rate.

Visit the Climb website to follow our progress or learn about how you can help West Virginia climb!

College completion initiatives that support this shared goal include:

15 to Finish - Promoting on-time degree completion by encouraging students to take a full course load of at least 15 credit hours per semester

Transfer & Articulation - Easing the credit transfer process for students and clearing the path to a degree