CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More college graduates in West Virginia are earning degrees in health-related fields.
The state's Higher Education Policy Commission says nearly 2,000 health-related degrees were awarded in West Virginia in 2012. That's more than any other degree and a 23 percent increase from 2008.
The Charleston Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1dEUtrS) that about 1,700 students graduated with a degree in education, a decrease of more than 8 percent since 2008.
Business, management and marketing majors ranked third with about 1,600 degrees awarded last year.
Also at the top of the list for state graduates last year was a degree specifically designed for adult students that allows them to get college credit for "selected work and life experiences"
Those Regents bachelor of arts degrees rose 943 last year, a 32 percent increase over 2008.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com