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 uses SREB’s targeted programs and services.

West Virginia Members of the Board

Jim Justice, Governor of West Virginia, Charleston, ex officio (2021)
Thomas W. Campbell, President, State Board of Education, Lewisburg (2017)
Paul Hill, Chancellor, Higher Education Policy Commission, Charleston (2020)
Robert H. Plymale, State Senator, Huntington (2018) Treasurer of the SREB Board
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

Paul Espinosa, State Delegate, Charles Town
Kenny Mann, State Senator, Ballard
Rick Moye, State Delegate, Crab Orchard
Robert H. Plymale, State Senator, Huntington
Roman W. Prezioso, Jr., State Senator, Fairmont
Joe Statler, State Delegate, Core

Publication June 20176 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.


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.


Blog post Gene BottomsSenior Vice President, SREB
Photo of a female CTE student operating a drill press.

West Virginia: Leading-Edge Career-Tech Showcased in The New York Times
State's partnerships with SREB go far beyond adoption of Advanced Career Energy and Power pathway.

A recent article in The New York Times describes how West Virginia’s career and technical education programs are preparing students for degrees and careers in the state’s high-tech, high-demand industries. “Far from being strictly a job training program for teenagers, classes like Advanced Career Energy and Power require math and physics instruction as rigorous as in the College Board’s Advanced Placement track.”

Here are six ways the state partners with SREB in CTE and readiness.

Publication May 20164 pages

Professional Learning
West Virginia

SREB researchers gathered information on efforts in West Virginia, particularly at the West Virginia Department of Education, to foster effective professional learning on the state’s college- and career readiness standards, the Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives (NxG CSOs). In collaboration with SREB states and national experts, SREB identified a set of expected state actions — “look-fors” — in four areas of state leadership in professional learning.



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.