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More High School Grads Choosing College in West Virginia

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A report says more high school graduates in West Virginia pursued a college education last year.College Class, Lecture Hall

The report released Tuesday by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and West Virginia Community and Technical College System found 266 more students attended college compared with 2015.

The report says the overall rate increased for the second consecutive year. Higher Education Chancellor Paul Hill says the improvement represents "genuine progress in creating a college-going culture in West Virginia."

Ohio County had the highest college-going rate at 71.5 percent. Mineral County was next at 66.3 percent, and Monongalia was third at 66 percent.

Braxton, Doddridge and Clay counties had the highest rates of improvement from 2015 to 2016.

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