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National Student Clearinghouse Names V. Shelby Stanfield, Former Vice Provost and Registrar at The University of Texas at Austin, as Director of Service Innovation Networks

HERNDON, VA (July 10, 2018) – The National Student Clearinghouse announced today that V. Shelby Stanfield, the former Vice Provost and Registrar at The University of Texas at Austin, has joined the organization as its Director of Service Innovation Networks, in the Education Outreach and Products Division. He recently retired after working 30 years at…

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National Student Clearinghouse® Joins with Liaison International To Enable Students to Submit Electronic Transcripts to Colleges Nationwide

Effort Simplifies, Shortens Admissions Process for Students and Institutions Herndon, Virginia (June 5, 2018) – In response to student demand for a simplified college transcript and admissions’ process, the National Student Clearinghouse ® and Liaison International announced today that they will work together to help students submit electronic transcripts to colleges and universities throughout the United…

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Undergraduate Enrollments Down 275,000 in Spring 2018

57,000 Fewer Students Entered College Compared to Previous Spring 6 of 10 States Seeing Largest Enrollment Declines Are in the Midwest or Northeast HERNDON, VA (May 22, 2018) – Undergraduate enrollments fell by over 275,000 students, a decline of 1.8 percent, to 15.3 million, Spring 2018 Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse®…

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National Student Clearinghouse and Paradigm, Inc. to Provide Students and Institutions a Secure, Portable, Certified eDiploma

Organizations Align to Fight Credential Fraud, an Estimated $2 Billion Worldwide Market HERNDON, VA—(March 26, 2018)–The National Student Clearinghouse® and Paradigm, Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va., announced today a strategic alliance to provide students the CeDiploma® — a digitally signed electronic diploma, which is validated at the domains of universities and colleges. The CeDiploma provides…

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Undergraduate Enrollments Down 224,000 in Fall 2017

63,000 Fewer Students Entered College Compared to Previous Fall HERNDON, VA (Dec. 20, 2017) – Overall undergraduate enrollments fell by nearly 224,000 students this fall, according to the Fall 2017 Current Term Enrollment Estimates report from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center. Enrollments in graduate and professional programs increased by over 24,000, but these gains…

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National Student Clearinghouse Introduces NSC SecurePrint for Secure, Automated Transcript Printing

University of Montana Registrar’s Office, Clearinghouse Partnership Leads to Improved Student Service and Money Saved HERNDON, VA (Nov. 14, 2017) – The National Student Clearinghouse announced today NSC SecurePrintSM, the only print fulfillment service using a FISMA-certified and SOC 2-compliant high security facility to process, print, and mail transcripts for colleges and universities. “With NSC…

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Nearly 1 in 5 Graduates from High-Poverty High Schools Graduated within 6 Years

2017 High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates Released HERNDON, VA (Oct. 24, 2017) – Nearly one in five graduates from high-poverty, high schools graduated college within six years of finishing high school, and one in four students from low-income schools completed a college degree within six years of their high school graduation, according…

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Fewer Students Transferring from Community Colleges to Four-year Institutions

HERNDON, VA — Sept. 14, 2017 — Fewer students are transferring from community colleges to four-year colleges and universities, according to a new Signature Report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Findings reveal that out of 852,439 students who first enrolled at a community college in fall 2010, 31.5 percent (268,749) transferred to a…

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New Research: National and State Data on Certificates & Associate Degrees

Florida and Utah Lead the Nation, Based on Total Numbers and Percentage HERNDON, VA, Aug. 8, 2017 — The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ today released the Certificate/Associate Pathways Snapshot Report for all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on degrees awarded in 2010-11 that led to an associate or bachelor’s degree. The…

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Clearinghouse, Research Center Announce New Board Members

HERNDON, VA (June 23, 2017) – The National Student Clearinghouse and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center announced today new members to each of their board of directors for the 2017-2018 term. In addition, the Clearinghouse’s board elected Dr. Steven Brooks, Executive Director (retired), North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, as Chairperson of the board;…

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Annual Persistence and Retention Report, Featuring Race and Ethnicity Data for the First Time, Reveals Wide Gaps

Overall Persistence Rate Declined Slightly for Fall 2015 Entering College Students HERNDON, VA (June 16, 2017) – The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released today its annual Persistence and Retention Snapshot Report. The report, which includes race and ethnicity data for the first time, details wide gaps in first-year persistence and retention rates. Asian students…

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Undergraduate Enrollments Down 300,000 for Spring 2017

Declines Led by Adult Learners Enrolled in Four-Year, For-Profit Institution or a Two-Year Public College HERNDON, VA (May 24, 2017) – Spring postsecondary overall enrollments fell by more than 272,000 students compared to a year ago, led by a decline of more than 244,000 students over the age of 24 and many were enrolled in…

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Tennessee High Schools and Higher Education Institutions Can Now Send Electronic Transcripts to Each Other

National Student Clearinghouse Creates Statewide Electronic Transcript and Data Service HERNDON, VA, March 7, 2017—All Tennessee high schools are now eligible to send electronic transcript data of current or recent students among all 649 high schools, Tennessee’s higher education institutions, Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) for Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship eligibility, by joining the new…

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State-By-State College Completion Rates Released by National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™

The National, Six-Year Completion Rate Rebounded To 54.8 Percent HERNDON, VA, March 1, 2017 — The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ released today six‐year, student success outcomes and college completion rates by state, which covers more than 2.9 million students. The new report, Completing College: A State Level View of Student Attainment Rates, shows each…

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The Role of Community Colleges in Postsecondary Success

By Ricardo Torres, President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse, and Noah Brown, President and CEO, Association of Community College Trustees As many of you know firsthand, community colleges educate more than 12 million students each year preparing them for their pathways to success, whether in higher education or their professional careers. They also provide critical…

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National Student Clearinghouse Selects Randy Strother as Chief Enterprise Architect

HERNDON, VA (Jan. 11, 2017) – The National Student Clearinghouse announced today Randy Strother as Chief Enterprise Architect, a newly created position and senior member of the Information Technology leadership team, reporting directly to Vice President & Chief Information Officer Doug Falk. Mr. Strother is responsible for IT architecture across the enterprise while working closely…

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Fall 2010 Cohort Outcomes: Decline in College Completion Rates Reverse and Lead to Upward Trajectory for Great Recession Cohorts

National Six-Year Completion Rate Grows to 54.8 Percent, an Increase of 1.9 Percentage Points HERNDON, VA (Dec. 5, 2016) – According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s Signature Report, Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2010 Cohort, recent declines in the overall national six-year completion rates have reversed and…

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2016 High School Benchmarks Report Released

Report Reveals 21 Percent College Degree Attainment Gap Between Low-Income and Higher-Income High Schools HERNDON, VA (Oct. 27, 2016) — Forty-five percent of students graduating in the class of 2009 from higher-income high schools completed a college degree by 2015, compared to 24 percent of students from low-income schools, according to the fourth annual, The…

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National Student Clearinghouse Partners with the Federation of State Medical Boards for Secure Electronic Delivery of Physician Transcripts

HERNDON, VA (Aug. 18, 2016) – Physicians and physician assistants now have a timelier, easier, and more secure way to deliver transcripts directly to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). The National Student Clearinghouse, the nation’s leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic record exchanges, will provide instant and secure delivery of transcripts…

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National Student Clearinghouse Names Bridget Sedlock as Managing Director, Corporate Services

Herndon, VA (Aug. 15, 2016) — The National Student Clearinghouse, the nation’s trusted source for education verification and student outcomes research, announced today Bridget Sedlock of Clifton, Virginia as Managing Director, Corporate Services. Reporting to the Clearinghouse’s CEO and President Rick Torres, Ms. Sedlock will work with executives and staff to advance the Clearinghouse’s mission,…

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College Students and Parents: Take Advantage of Student Discounts

Students Can Instantly Obtain Discounts through Colleges’ Participation in the National Student Clearinghouse HERNDON, VA (Aug. 4, 2016) – Now more than ever, students and parents want money-saving opportunities from companies offering student discounts. Students can instantly confirm their eligibility with help from their college and the National Student Clearinghouse, enabling them to instantly qualify…

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Current Term Enrollment Estimates - Fall 2017