New Proposal Suggests Closing Glenville State College

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A new proposal released this week suggests the state could save millions of dollars by closing a local college.

A study released by the Taxpayer’s Protection Alliance and the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy by cutting arts and education, including closing Glenville State College.

The plan also suggests drastic cuts with West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Bluefield State College.

Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr said closing the college would hurt more than it helps.

“For every dollar of tax dollars to Glenville State College, Glenville State College returns $24 to the State of West Virginia,” said Barr. “That’s the highest economic impact of any state public college or university.”

Barr said many of Glenville’s graduates find jobs and stay in the area after they graduate.

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