New study shows federal GEAR UP program steering more West Virginians to college

Article West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

According to information presented today to the state’s Higher Education Policy Commission, the federal GEAR UPprogram is achieving its mission in West Virginia. The 2014 High School Senior Opinions Survey revealed that GEAR UP, which helps students in high-need West Virginia counties prepare for higher education, is successfully providing young West Virginians with the tools they need to attend – and succeed – in college.