West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Tomblin Announces West Virginia's Four-Year Campuses, Community Technical Colleges to Help Ease Student Credit Transfer Proc

4/25/2014

 

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council) have adopted a joint resolution, which paves the way for a more seamless process for students transferring credits from one public higher education institution to another.
 
According to data from the Commission and Council, the percentage of undergraduate transfers from West Virginia community and technical colleges to four-year institutions has increased by 39.5 percent throughout the last five years. Gov. Tomblin, in his State of the State Address earlier this year, issued a challenge to colleges and universities across the state to ease this process for students and avoid costly setbacks in degree completion.
 
"The collective agreement reached today by community and technical colleges and four-year institutions is the first step toward making the credit transfer process easier for students across West Virginia," Gov. Tomblin said. "Our ultimate goal is to help students earn their degrees without delay - and start building the bright future they've worked so hard to achieve."
 
In the joint resolution, the Commission and Council affirm that public institutions of higher education must make every effort possible to accept credit hours earned at any other public higher education in West Virginia, while sustaining the integrity of academic programs. To accomplish this, the four- and two-year systems will collaborate to develop and implement a statewide agreement for alignment of associate programs to be accepted and fully credited to a related baccalaureate degree program.
 
In addition, the Commission and Council will develop a reverse transfer policy that facilitates associate degree completion by allowing students who earn their final credits at a four-year institution to have those credits sent back to and credited by the community college where they started. The entities also will create a joint commission to hear and resolve issues related to transfer disagreements between students and institutions.

Contact Information

Office of the Governor