A Virginia-based higher education chain that targets working adults is asking for permission to move into West Virginia.
Strayer University wants to open a campus in either in Charleston or Martinsburg.
The Arlington, Va., chain would provide online classes, as well as classroom courses in accounting, business administration, information technology and other courses. Nationwide, Strayer has 36,000 students.
With 53 campuses in 12 states, it would be the first Strayer school in West Virginia.
The state Higher Education Policy Commission is expected to vote on the request Friday.