Two West Virginia schools are getting federal funding to improve higher education.
Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller on Friday said that the University of Charleston and West Virginia Wesleyan College are receiving money from U.S. Department of Education's Strengthening Institutes Program.
Officials say the funding will be used to improve and strengthen their academic programs, management and financial stability, as well as better serve students in need.
West Virginia Wesleyan College is receiving $2 million and the University of Charleston is getting more than $339,000.