Let's Start the Climb!

Our Campaign to Equip 60% of West Virginians
with a Certificate or Degree by 2030

The Facts


of West Virginians aged 25-64 held at least an associate degree in 2016


of recent WV high school graduates enrolled in college in the fall of 2017


of working-aged West Virginians will need a certificate or degree in order to meet future workforce demands

With less than one-third of West Virginians holding an associate degree or higher, our public institutions of higher education must work harder to equip residents with the training and skills necessary to land good, high-paying jobs.


Our new attainment goal will challenge all of West Virginia's public colleges and universities to seek out new and innovative ways to make college dreams a reality for more West Virginians. Learn more about the campaign by reviewing the resources below:


Contact Us

  • letsclimb@wvclimb.com
  • (304) 558-2101

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