State: West Virginia


West Virginia
Your Guide to Data and Services for West Virginia

SREB works with West Virginia policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources. Plus: details on how West Virginia makes use of SREB’s many targeted programs and services.

West Virginia Members of the Board

Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor of West Virginia, Charleston, ex officio (2017)
Thomas W. Campbell, State Board of Education member, Lewisburg (2017)
Paul Hill, Chancellor, Higher Education Policy Commission, Charleston (2020)
Robert H. Plymale, State Senator, (Treasurer of the Board) Huntington (2018)
Roman W. Prezioso Jr., State Senator, Fairmont (2019)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

West Virginia Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Robert H. Plymale, State Senator, Huntington
Roman W. Prezioso, Jr., State Senator, Fairmont

Publication September 20165 pages

West Virginia
College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.

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West Virginia State University is 1,000th SARA Member
Major milestone in building nationwide access to distance learning

West Virginia State University is the 1,000th institution to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), a nationwide initiative of states and institutions that makes distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines and makes it easier for states to regulate and institutions to participate in interstate distance education while improving consumer protection.  

Publication June 201640 pages(16E07-WV)

West Virginia: Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace

Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace is the seventh biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student achievement, high school graduation, college completion and workforce readiness.


Publication September 20144 pages

High School to College and Careers, West Virginia

Are standards, assessments and readiness policies aligned to promote smooth transitions? Details on West Virginia policies and requirements for high school graduation, accelerated learning, academic and career planning, college and career readiness, college admission, state financial aid and more.


Publication May 20133 pages

West Virginia Accountability Profile

West Virginia’s plans under federal waivers to No Child Left Behind: policies for raising student achievement, evaluating school performance, and identifying low-performing schools for state assistance.


Publication June 201236 pages(12E04)

West Virginia: A Decade of Progress

This report outlines a decade of the state’s progress toward meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead education goals. Data on key education measures for each of the 12 goals are presented, with commentary that puts the information in a regional and national context. The lead figures on each page also are available as PowerPoint slides at