Education Fair Helps Mountain State University Students Figure Out Their Futures

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Worried Mountain State University students, fearful of their educational futures since they learned their school was losing its accreditation, searched for options Monday at an education fair.

Among them were April Bennett, 29, of Martinsburg, a single mother with 77 credits toward a bachelor’s degree; and Fred Klein, 34, also of Martinsburg, with 112 credits. Both are worried about whether their Mountain State credits can be transferred to another school.

According to The Associated Press, the national Higher Learning Commission notified Mountain State officials last week that the private school based in Beckley, W.Va., does not meet its criteria for leadership, resources, planning and oversight.

In addition to Martinsburg, the school has satellite locations in Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina.

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