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2010 nova narn training

  1. 1. Kate McKeen , Associate Director of Undergraduate Student Recruitment [email_address] Mandy Williams, Program Coordinator for Regional Recruitment, VA/DC [email_address]
  2. 2. National Alumni Recruitment Network: Getting Started <ul><li>Why recruit students in Northern VA and DC? </li></ul><ul><li>Student Recruitment Opportunities for National Alumni Recruitment Network Members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>College Fairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009-2010 NARN Participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Old Gold and Blue Phone and E-mail Campaign (2009-2010 Results) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing your success stories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campus Renovations </li></ul><ul><li>Top 5 Reasons to Attend WVU </li></ul><ul><li>College Fair 101 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Recruit Students in Northern VA and DC <ul><li>45% of WVU’s student body population consists of out-of-state students. </li></ul><ul><li>We currently have approximately 1,365 undergraduate students from Virginia and DC combined enrolled at WVU </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>26 Total from DC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1,339 from VA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Out of 1,339 undergraduates approx. 760 students are from NOVA!! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>There are approximately 386 first-time freshmen enrolled for fall 2010 from VA and DC; out of the 386, about 224 students are from NOVA! Approx. 6 first-time freshmen from DC. For VA, this is an increase of 16 FTF from last year, for NOVA an increase of approx. 6. DC had a decrease of 1 from last year. </li></ul><ul><li>We had approximately 3, 443 inquiries from VA and DC. Approximately 1,572 students from VA/DC applied to WVU; out of this number, approx. 1, 328 students (84%) were accepted. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Student Recruitment Opportunities <ul><li>Student Recruitment Training Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Fall and Spring College Fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Special Events and Student Recruitment Receptions </li></ul><ul><li>Old Gold and Blue Phone and E-mail Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship Award Ceremonies </li></ul><ul><li>Share your success stories with WVU </li></ul><ul><li>Join the NARN Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=82074158511 </li></ul><ul><li>Read the quarterly NARN newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage friends to volunteer too! </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome young alumni to your region </li></ul><ul><li>Post Internship and Career Opportunities on your </li></ul><ul><li>website (collaborate with your local Mountaineer Parents </li></ul><ul><li>club) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Fall and Spring College fairs: Become Part of the Team <ul><li>NARN Coordinator/Admissions Counselors/Regional Recruiters </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>College fairs located throughout these regions </li></ul><ul><li>Advance notification of college fairs in your area </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to stay connected with WVU </li></ul><ul><li>Large fairs benefit from the assistance of alumni and MPC members </li></ul><ul><li>Parents and students want to hear your story! </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2009-2010 NARN College Fair Participation <ul><li>NARN members attended approximately 139 college fairs and special events this year </li></ul><ul><li>NARN members represented WVU at college fairs in 18 states and the District of Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>WVU was represented by NARN members at college fairs in CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, MD, NC, NJ, NM, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV </li></ul><ul><li>This year was the first year a NARN member represented WVU at an international college fair in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>NARN members represented WVU at 96 college fairs as the primary WVU representative </li></ul>
  7. 7. NARN Members Throughout the US <ul><li>NARN members collected approximately 2100 TUMAY cards at the college fairs where they were the primary WVU representative </li></ul><ul><li>We currently have approximately 400 active NARN members (an increase of 157 % since 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Our largest group of NARN members in our primary markets is located in the VA/DC metro with over 100 active NARN members </li></ul><ul><li>Our largest group of NARN members in our non-primary markets is located in Texas with 31 active NARN members (including Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Austin with Houston being our largest region in TX) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Connecting with Families in Your Region <ul><li>Old Gold and Blue Phone Campaign (multiple regions) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes place during the spring semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A list of students and families are given for each campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FERPA: the addition of the Confidentiality Agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni and MPC members call or email students from their region who have similar majors as their own or their student’s major </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The campaign continues to grow as our NARN member database continues to grow. We are able to reach out to more students, in numerous states, and within a multitude of disciplines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up from participating NARN members is very important, i.e. counselor follow-up and student cancellation </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 2009-2010 Old Gold and Blue Phone and E-mail Campaign <ul><li>Total Participating NARN members: 67 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Calls/E-mails Assigned: 1190 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Calls Attempted: 791 (66%) </li></ul><ul><li>Total E-mail Contacts: 707 (59%) </li></ul><ul><li>Total Voicemails: 260 (33%) </li></ul><ul><li>Total Number of NARN members Completing the Campaign: 62 (93%) </li></ul><ul><li>States Represented: 22 , including CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, & WV </li></ul>
  10. 10. Share Your Success Stories <ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Study Abroad Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Honors </li></ul><ul><li>Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate School </li></ul><ul><li>Professional School </li></ul><ul><li>Career Path </li></ul><ul><li>Future Mountaineers </li></ul><ul><li>(and their families) want to </li></ul><ul><li>know that WVU=Success! Show them what they can start at WVU! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Internships and Career Opportunities <ul><li>Use your resources! </li></ul><ul><li>Connect students with internship and career opportunities in your region or with your company </li></ul><ul><li>A great selling tool for future Mountaineers! </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with WVU’s Office of Student Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with WVU’s Career Service Center </li></ul><ul><li>The Northern Virginia Mountaineer Parents Club (in collaboration with their local alumni association)has a great new link: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wvumpcnova.org/internships.htm </li></ul>
  12. 12. Campus Renovations <ul><li>Downtown Library Complex </li></ul><ul><li>Life Sciences Building </li></ul><ul><li>Student Recreation Center </li></ul><ul><li>Oglebay Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Pedestrian Walking Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Brooks Hall </li></ul><ul><li>New Honors College Residence Hall </li></ul>
  13. 13. Campus Renovations <ul><li>Downtown Library Complex </li></ul><ul><li>over 300,000 books </li></ul><ul><li>209,638 square feet </li></ul><ul><li>an atrium connecting the 1932 renovated Wise Library to the 2001 Downtown Campus Library </li></ul><ul><li>2 restored large reading rooms </li></ul><ul><li>15 group study rooms, 4 with 42-inch high-definition television screen, keyboard and Internet connections to allow users to participate in e-conferences, view films and prepare presentations </li></ul><ul><li>electronic classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>180 public computers </li></ul><ul><li>35 media- equipped workstations </li></ul><ul><li>20 wireless laptops </li></ul><ul><li>a view of the downtown campus and Morgantown's waterfront </li></ul>
  14. 14. Campus Renovations <ul><li>Life Sciences Building </li></ul><ul><li>Located at the corner of Campus Drive & University Avenue </li></ul><ul><li>190,000 square feet houses the Biology & Psychology Departments </li></ul><ul><li>Houses Community Mental Health Center, Herbarium, and Greenhouse </li></ul>
  15. 15. Campus Renovations <ul><li>Student Recreation Center </li></ul><ul><li>34 Million Dollar Facility </li></ul><ul><li>179,000 Square Feet of Recreation Space </li></ul><ul><li>Two Pools </li></ul><ul><li>Two Gymnasiums </li></ul><ul><li>17,000 Square Feet of Weight & Fitness Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>50 Foot Climbing Wall </li></ul>
  16. 16. Campus Renovations <ul><li>Oglebay Hall </li></ul><ul><li>A Completely Renovated Oglebay Hall now Houses WVU’s Forensic & Investigative Science Program </li></ul>
  17. 17. Campus Renovations <ul><li>Lincoln Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Residential College </li></ul><ul><li>Resident Faculty Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Trips Planned </li></ul><ul><li>50-Seat Theater </li></ul><ul><li>High-Speed Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Special Societies </li></ul><ul><li>Small Library </li></ul><ul><li>Freshmen Seminars & Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Resident Newsletter </li></ul>
  18. 18. New WVU Downtown Pedestrian Bridge
  19. 19. New Honors College <ul><li>Opened fall 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>On the Downtown Campus, next to Summit Hall. </li></ul><ul><li>$20 million state of the art facility; only available to students admitted to the Honors College; houses entire first-year class, as well as all the Honors College and ASPIRE offices. </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless internet access, multi-media/multi-purpose room. </li></ul><ul><li>5 stories, 362 suite-style rooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Garbutt, Dean of Honors College, and his wife will serve as the Resident Facutly Leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Many amenities include a beautiful outdoor courtyard. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Brooks Hall <ul><li>First building on campus to incorporate “green roof technology”; other renovations to HVAC, windows, and ventilation systems classify it as a “green” building. </li></ul><ul><li>Completely renovated to house the departments of Geology and Geography. </li></ul><ul><li>$28.8 million facelift including the addition of “smart” classrooms, new computer and virtual reality labs, a 350-seat auditorium/lecture hall and wireless computer access. </li></ul><ul><li>Houses the University’s GeoVirtual Laboratory: provides cutting-edge mapping applications, including virtual reality maps and 3-D views of land features allowing users to experience places around the state and country without leaving the lab. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Why WVU? </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Student Success Services </li></ul><ul><li>A Holistic College Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Location, Location, Location! </li></ul><ul><li>Once a Mountaineer, Always a </li></ul><ul><li>Mountaineer </li></ul>
  22. 22. Academic Excellence <ul><li>193 Majors </li></ul><ul><li>25 Rhodes Scholars </li></ul><ul><li>One of the top 25 Goldwater Scholar Producing Universities in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>33 Goldwater Scholars </li></ul><ul><li>21 Truman Scholars </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked 68 on the list of the Top 100 Schools that enroll National Merit Scholars (2007-2008) </li></ul><ul><li>WVU has had 16 Carnegie West Virginia Professors of the Year over the past 20 years. </li></ul><ul><li>WVU Honors College </li></ul>
  23. 23. Academic Excellence (recent national scholarship recipients) <ul><li>Mollie McCartney, 2008 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship recipient </li></ul><ul><li>Abigail Hohn, 2009 Boren Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>John Armour, 2009 Truman Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Jared Crawford, 2010 Truman Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Emily Calandrelli, 2009 Goldwater Scholar, 2008 Truman Scholar, and 2009 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Cushing, 2010 Goldwater Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Anne Mallow, Aaron Readon, and Jonathan Slinkard , 2009 Tau Beta Phi Scholarship recipients (Tau Beta Phi is the national engineering honor society) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Academic Excellence <ul><li>The American Academy of Family Physicians has named WVU’s School of Medicine one of the nation’s Top 10 medical schools for producing graduates choosing careers in family medicine. </li></ul><ul><li>The FBI named WVU as its national partner for Biometrics Research </li></ul><ul><li>The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) at WVU is the only </li></ul><ul><li>research center in the world dedicated to the study of human memory. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 faculty members are researching energy issues – more than $98 million worth of energy-related research has been conducted over the last four years. </li></ul><ul><li>The creation of a MEDBOUND program to prepare high ability WVU students for the West Virginia University School of Medicine </li></ul>
  25. 25. Student Success Services <ul><li>Undergraduate Advising Services Center </li></ul><ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><li>Internship Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Residential Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Academic STARS Program </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless Transition </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Disability Services </li></ul><ul><li>ASPIRE Program </li></ul>
  26. 26. Undergraduate Advising Services Center <ul><li>Serves over 7,000 students per year </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors help students to select a major </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors answer students questions about their academic programs </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors assist students with pre-registration for classes </li></ul><ul><li>Provide students with the tools to be self-sufficient </li></ul>
  27. 27. Career Services Center <ul><li>Installation of Mountaineer Trak kiosks throughout campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Mountaineer Trak is a a web based recruiting management system that allows students to upload multiple resumes, view jobs, sign-up for on-campus interviews, and register for career fairs. </li></ul><ul><li>Mountaineer Trak Seminar Series </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation 151 (career planning) and Orientation 252 (job search) are two hour graded courses </li></ul><ul><li>Career Counselors are available to assist you with your personal career plans and job search strategies </li></ul>
  28. 28. Office of Student Employment <ul><li>Offers information on both on and off campus jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Student Jobs List Sign Up—students receive e-mail updates every week about what is available </li></ul><ul><li>Tips and Resources web site about finding a job </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Assistantships are posted as they become available </li></ul><ul><li>Available for one-on-one job hunt assistance with individual students or student groups </li></ul><ul><li>Visit their web site: http://studentjobs.wvu.edu/ </li></ul>
  29. 29. Learning Centers and Residential Colleges <ul><li>Learning Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Free tutoring in any subject </li></ul><ul><li>Located conveniently in residence halls </li></ul><ul><li>Also assist students with study skills, time management, and study groups </li></ul><ul><li>Residential Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Based on Oxford model of residential colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Student-centered environment </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates formal learning with life outside of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages life long learning </li></ul>
  30. 30. Academic STARS <ul><li>Students Reaching for and Achieving Success </li></ul><ul><li>Offered for newly enrolled African-American students </li></ul><ul><li>Freshmen year transition/retention program </li></ul><ul><li>A six week program that allows students to earn up to six college credit hours at WVU </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to help students build a solid academic foundation, develop self-awareness, and enhance their leadership potential </li></ul>
  31. 31. Seamless Transition <ul><li>A three week high school to college bridge program offered to first time freshmen at WVU </li></ul><ul><li>Offers a real college experience with the supervision of an experienced staff </li></ul><ul><li>Students can earn up to seven credit hours in classrooms with fifteen students or less </li></ul><ul><li>Students live in WVU residence halls </li></ul><ul><li>Receive personal support from experienced faculty members, staff, and live-in tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Helps students prepare for college by teaching them the importance of time management and study skills </li></ul>
  32. 32. Office of Disability Services <ul><li>A Central service that provides students with accommodations for disability needs </li></ul><ul><li>Five counselors on staff to provide accommodations and other disability needs </li></ul><ul><li>The office provides services for students needing assistance with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible parking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on alternative formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on interpreting services for the deaf and hard of hearing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial aid and scholarships for students with disabilities </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. ASPIRE <ul><li>Advanced Academic Scholarship Preparation and Intellectual Resources Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Assists students in preparing for prestigious undergraduate fellowships </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance in researching and preparing for nationally competitive scholarships </li></ul>
  34. 34. A Holistic College Experience <ul><li>350+ Clubs and Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Intramural Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Study Abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Mountaineer Adventure Program </li></ul><ul><li>Big East and Division One Sport Programs </li></ul>
  35. 36. Study Abroad <ul><li>400 + Programs </li></ul><ul><li>60 + Countries </li></ul><ul><li>Options to study abroad for a spring break, summer session, semester, or entire year </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to participate in international internships and service-learning projects </li></ul><ul><li>Great addition to a resume </li></ul>
  36. 37. Embracing Diversity <ul><li>Center for Black Culture & Research </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Multi-Cultural Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Social Justice </li></ul>
  37. 40. Mountaineer Adventure Program <ul><li>Adventure West Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge Course </li></ul><ul><li>International Trips </li></ul>
  38. 41. <ul><li>Adventure West Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>An alternative to University 101 </li></ul><ul><li>A three credit hour course </li></ul><ul><li>Cost includes food, transportation, equipment, and </li></ul><ul><li>instruction </li></ul>
  39. 42. Challenge Course <ul><li>Interactive tool used for experiential learning </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-faceted programming facility aimed at promoting student learning and development </li></ul><ul><li>Comprised of 11 low challenge areas and 3 high challenge areas </li></ul><ul><li>Ropes courses focus on developing team building and problem solving skills </li></ul>
  40. 43. International Adventure Trips <ul><li>Provide a unique blend of cultural based international study with an experiential learning component </li></ul><ul><li>Adventure Fiji, Adventure Peru , and Adventure Patagonia </li></ul>
  41. 44. Big East and Division One Sports <ul><li>In 2009, WVU’s football team beat North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl </li></ul><ul><li>The 2009 seniors were a part of four straight bowl victories </li></ul><ul><li>The Mountaineer is the #10 best college mascot , according to Fox Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Former WVU football player Pat White holds 26 records in school, conference, and collegiate football </li></ul><ul><li>Former WVU football player Pat White is the all-time NCAA quarterback rushing leader </li></ul><ul><li>WVU finished 50 th in the final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings </li></ul>
  42. 45. Big East and Division One Sports <ul><li>The men’s basketball team has earned three Sweet 16 appearances in the last five years and a Final Four appearance in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Four cross country runners have been named to the 2008 NCAA Division 1 United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association Women’s All-Academic Team </li></ul><ul><li>The women’s basketball team advanced the second round of the WVNIT in 2009 and in 2008 they made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament </li></ul><ul><li>WVU’s women’s soccer team is the 2008 American Division Champions </li></ul><ul><li>WVU’s rifle team captured its 14 th national championship </li></ul><ul><li>Four members of the rowing team were named National Scholar Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball players Alex Ruoff and Liz Repaella were named to the 2008-09 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II first Teams </li></ul>
  43. 46. Location, Location, Location! <ul><li>Morgantown was ranked number 2 on Forbes’ list for “ Best College Towns for Jobs” </li></ul><ul><li>Morgantown has recently been featured on CNN, CNBC, and NBC as a college town ripe in job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Morgantown has been ranked as the Best Small City in the East and as the third-best in America by Guide to Life in America’s Small Cities </li></ul><ul><li>BizJournals.com described the city as the #1 dreamtown in America </li></ul><ul><li>According to Forbes, Morgantown is the fifth best place for business and career (metros<150,000) </li></ul>
  44. 47. Location, Location, Location ! <ul><li>The Sporting News described Morgantown as one of the 25 th best sports city in America (quite a feat for a town with no pro-teams) </li></ul><ul><li>Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked Morgantown as the 29 th smartest place to live in the US </li></ul><ul><li>Named the safest school in the Big East 2007-2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Readers Digest ranks WVU as one of the safest college campuses in America ( 18 out of 135 schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Morgantown is only the 10 th city in America to be recognized as a “well city” from the Wellness Council of America </li></ul>
  45. 48. Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer
  46. 49. Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer <ul><li>The Alumni Association is over 175,000 members strong with representation in every county in West Virginia, every state, and approximately 60 Foreign Nations </li></ul>
  47. 50. Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer <ul><li>Outstanding Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Greg Babe, president and CEO of Bayer Corp </li></ul><ul><li>Charles M. Vest, president emeritus of MIT </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Darryle D. Schoepp, senior vice president and franchise head, Neuroscience, Merck Research Laboratories </li></ul><ul><li>General Bantz “John” Craddock, Commander, US European Command and the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe NATO </li></ul><ul><li>Jerry West, retired basketball player who played his entire professional career for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers. His silhouette is the NBA’s official logo. </li></ul>
  48. 51. Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer <ul><li>Outstanding Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Rouzbeh Yassini, inventor of the cable modem </li></ul><ul><li>Leonard Nicholson, retired NASA employee who worked on the Gemini, the Appolo, and the first American space station (Skylab) </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Patrice Harris, one of the nation’s leading psychiatrists </li></ul><ul><li>Ray Lane, former president and chief operating officer of Oracle Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Rodney Hundley, former professional basketball player and retired television broadcaster. He has been the voice of the Utah Jazz for 26 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Nielson, current president of the American Medical Association </li></ul>
  49. 52. IMPORTANT UPDATES <ul><li>Currently have 193 degree programs (up from 188) </li></ul><ul><li>New 3-year accelerated BA in Elementary Education (see handout) </li></ul><ul><li>New mandatory AlcoholEdu Course —required Web-based alcohol prevention program being used at more than 500 colleges and universities around the country. It can be completed in 1 1/2 to 2 hours and does not need to be completed in one sitting. The program uses the latest prevention techniques and science-based research to educate students about the impact of alcohol on the mind and body. Whether or not a student uses alcohol, AlcoholEdu will empower students to make well-informed decisions about alcohol use and to better cope with the drinking behavior of peers. Every incoming student will be required to take AlcoholEdu and pass the course Exam. Must score at least a 70% to pass the exam. </li></ul><ul><li>Freshmen Retention Rate: 80.8%, above national average which is 74.7% for all higher ed. And 76.8% for 4-yr. publics. </li></ul><ul><li>6-yr. Graduation Rate: 59%, also above national avg. which is 55.9%. Six years is the standard currently being used in higher education. </li></ul><ul><li>*(Source for Freshmen Retention Rate and 6-yr. Grad. Rate is IPEDS, </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, from U.S. Dept. of Education) </li></ul>
  50. 53. Questions? Brock Burwell, a native of Harrisville, WV, will represent WVU as the Mountaineer mascot for the 2010-11 academic year.

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