Some W.Va. higher ed schools see enrollment drop

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Some public four-year higher education institutions in West Virginia are seeing declines in enrollment.

The Charleston Gazette reports that preliminary data show West Virginia University's enrollment for the fall semester is down about 200 students, or 0.8 percent, compared to the 2012 fall semester.

Associate vice president Brenda Thompson says WVU has tried to reduce the size of its freshman class to ease strain on the school.

Marshall University's fall enrollment is down 2 percent.

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