Study: 48 pct. of W.Va. graduates work in state

Study: 48 percent of West Virginia college graduates work in state

Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A new study says 48 percent of West Virginia's public college graduates over the past decade are working in the state.

The study by the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics looked at work participation and income of the last decade's graduates who worked in the state in 2012.

Their average income in 2012 was $$41,847.

According to the study, more than half of these graduates were employed in social assistance and education services, and health care.

The study was conducted for the Higher Education Policy Commission.

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