Colleges For Seniors

Jordan Armstrong, Reporter

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For graduating seniors, their plans after high school are endless in opportunities whether they go to college or not. The options for college are abundant if they choose private or public, or in state or out.

In state, the biggest and well known universities are Marshall University and West Virginia University.

Marshall University – One of West Virginia’s first public institutions of higher education, Marshall University was founded as Marshall Academy in 1837 and named after Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall.

West Virginia University – West Virginia University was founded under the provisions of the Second Morrill Act of 1890 as the West Virginia Colored Institute, one of 19 land-grant institutions authorized by Congress and designated by the states to provide education to black citizens in agriculture and the mechanical arts. West Virginia was one of the states that maintained segregated educational systems at that time.

For students that are wanting to go to local out of state colleges they might lean toward Kentucky and Ohio Universities.

Ohio State University -Championed by the Republican stalwart Governor Rutherford B. Hayes, Ohio State University was founded in 1870 as a land-grant university under the Morrill Act of 1862 as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. The school was originally within a farming community on the northern edge of Columbus.

Morehead State University – The University began as Morehead Normal School, which opened its doors in 1887. The private school closed in the spring of 1922 when the Kentucky General Assembly established Morehead State Normal School. The state institution accepted its first students in the fall of 1923 and graduated its first class in 1927.

Kentucky State University – Kentucky State University is a public historically black university in Frankfort, Kentucky. Founded in 1886 as the State Normal School for Colored Persons, KSU was the second state-supported institution of higher learning in Kentucky.

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