Affordability and student-support initiatives are boosting fall enrollment at Glenville State College, which welcomed 425 new traditional and online students this semester, bringing total enrollment at the school to 1,540.
According to Dr. Kathleen Nelson, staff and faculty efforts combined with scholarships and low tuition rates have helped the school build its enrollment.
“Our faculty and staff are to be commended on their hard work in recruiting this new class of Pioneers. I am grateful to them for their efforts as this semester gets off to a positive start,” Nelson said.
In addition to new recruiting efforts, Glenville continues to help make college more affordable for students and families in West Virginia and beyond by maintaining tuition rates for the 2019-20 academic year at the 2017-18 level and by reducing tuition for out-of-state students.
The school introduced merit-based scholarships that range from $1,000 to $4,000 and are dependent on official high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. To qualify, students must be U.S. citizens, first-time college freshman, possess a minimum high school GPA of 3.0, and obtain a minimum ACT score of 20 (SAT 1030).
To honor veterans, law enforcement, and first responders, Glenville also offers a 10 percent discount on the cost of online tuition. The discount will be awarded to those veterans and first responders who enroll in one of four online degree programs offered at GSC.
Available online degree offerings include bluegrass music, business administration, criminal justice, and general education. Online classes provide working adults the opportunity to further their educations while working toward their degrees. Classes are taught by highly qualified faculty with real-world experience in their fields.