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June 26, 2023

West Virginia University Cuts $7M in Staff Amid Budget Crunch

Higher Ed Dive – West Virginia University is grappling with an enrollment decline all too familiar for many higher education institutions — though it is somewhat unusual for a public flagship to be staring down such a significant budget hole. 

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E. Gordon Gee, WVU’s president, has said the falling enrollment is a primary cause for the budget deficit, which could reach $75 million in five to seven years. 

Some pundits, however, have also pinned blame to middling state investment. The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, a local think tank, found the state’s public higher ed funding dropped more than $146 million between fiscal year 2013 and 2024 after adjusting for inflation.

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