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National Student Clearinghouse’s StudentTracker® for High Schools Earns iKeepSafe California Badge

Herndon, VA , May 16, 2016 – iKeepSafe announced that it will be awarding the California Privacy Badge to StudentTracker for High Schools, a National Student Clearinghouse product. StudentTracker helps high schools and districts gauge the success their graduates have in college, focusing on enrollment, persistence, and completion. iKeepSafe’s California Privacy Badge is the first…

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National Student Clearinghouse Names Larry Hatch, Vice President of Industry and Workforce Services

HERNDON, VA, May 16, 2016 – The National Student Clearinghouse announced today Larry Hatch as their Vice President of Industry and Workforce Services. He is responsible for managing and developing the Clearinghouse’s growing academic credential verification services in furtherance of its mission to continually deliver exceptional value to the education community. Mr. Hatch is also…

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National Student Clearinghouse Appoints Dave Pelham, Managing Director, Foundation Relations; and Michelle Blackwell, National Manager, Reverse Transfer Initiatives

HERNDON, VA, April 28, 2016 — The National Student Clearinghouse announced today Dr. W. David Pelham as Managing Director, Foundation Relations, and Michelle Blackwell as National Manager, Reverse Transfer Initiatives. The appointments, effective May 16, will consolidate the Clearinghouse’s education foundation relationships, and will manage the scaling and implementation of the Clearinghouse’s national Reverse Transfer…

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National Student Clearinghouse Names Jonell Sanchez as Vice President of Education Services

HERNDON, VA, March 17, 2016 — The National Student Clearinghouse announced today Jonell Sanchez as Vice President of Education Services, a newly created position reporting to the Clearinghouse’s Chief Operating Officer Tracie MacMahon. His appointment is effective March 21. Mr. Sanchez will provide oversight, direction, and leadership in the following four administrative areas: Higher Education…

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Colleges Producing More Graduates with Prior Degrees and Fewer First-Time Grads – New National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Report

Drop in First-Time Graduates Driven by Older Students Herndon, VA, March 10, 2016 — According to the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center’s™ annual Undergraduate Degree Earner’s Report, the number of graduates with prior awards grew by 12.4 percent from the 2011-12 to 2014-15 academic year, while the number of first-time graduates – students earning their…

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National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Releases Completing College: A State Level View of Student Attainment Rates

HERNDON, VA, FEB. 24, 2016 — The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ released today six‐year student success outcomes and college completion rates by state to supplement the fall report, Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2009 Cohort (2015). The new report, Completing College: A State Level View of Student Attainment…

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New Report Ranks States Based on Colleges’ Performance in Helping Students Transfer to Four-Year Universities and Earn Bachelor’s Degrees

Research Shows Many Community College Students Failed by Current System of Transfer NEW YORK, JAN. 19, 2016 – A new report released today by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University; the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program; and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds that across the United States, only…

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eTranscripts named a “Reader’s Choice Top Product” by University Business Readers

HERNDON, VA, JAN. 13, 2016 – The National Student Clearinghouse and Ellucian’s eTranscripts’ service has been recognized for making a positive difference on college campuses by higher education leaders who named it to University Business magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top Products” for 2016. The winners were compiled from hundreds of nominations from the magazine’s readers over…

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College Enrollment Down Once Again

Enrollment Falls 1.7 Percent from Last Fall, Older Students Still Driving Decline HERNDON, VA, DEC. 16, 2015 – Fall postsecondary enrollments continue to decline, according to the just-released Fall Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™. College enrollments in fall 2015 totaled just under 19.3 million, down 1.7 percent compared to…

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University of Kansas and 21 Kansas Colleges and Universities Improve Transcript Process

Students and Alumni Benefit with National Student Clearinghouse® Transcript Services HERNDON, VA, DEC. 14, 2015 – The National Student Clearinghouse, the nation’s largest provider of postsecondary transcript services, announced today that the University of Kansas has selected the Clearinghouse to process all requests for transcripts quickly and securely for more than 28,000 current students and…

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National College Completion Rates Continue to Decline

Great Recession’s Impact Felt in Fall 2009 College Freshman Class for Every Institution Type and Student Age Group HERNDON, VA, NOV. 17, 2015 – The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ released today its fourth annual college completions report, which clearly shows that even though the Great Recession ended June 2009, its effects greatly impacted the…

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High School Benchmarks Report: High Poverty and Minority Levels Lead to Large Gaps in College Enrollment and Completion Rates

Six-year STEM Completion Rates Particularly Low among Graduates of Low Income High Schools HERNDON, VA., OCT. 15, 2015 – The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ today released their third annual national report offering benchmarks for high schools to compare their graduates’ college transition rates nationwide, including those serving low income and minority students. The High…

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National Student Clearinghouse Announces New Board Members

HERNDON, VA, AUG. 6, 2015 – The National Student Clearinghouse® and the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ have each elected two new members to their boards of directors for the 2015-2016 term. Dr. R. Eileen Baccus, President Emeritus of Northwestern Connecticut Community College, and Dr. Monty Sullivan, President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College…

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First National Reverse Transfer Solution Now Available

Automated Platform from the National Student Clearinghouse™ Supports Award of Up to Two Million Associate Degrees HERNDON, VA, JULY 28, 2015 – The National Student Clearinghouse announces the general availability of its landmark Reverse Transfer service. As many as two million eligible students could be awarded an associate degree through Reverse Transfer, the first national…

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Over One-Third of College Students Transfer At Least Once

Almost Half of Them Transfer More Than Once HERNDON, VA, JULY 7, 2015 – Of the 3.6 million students who entered college for the first time in fall 2008, over one third (37.2 percent) transferred to a different institution at least once within six years. Of these, almost half changed their institution more than once. Counting…

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Two in Five Associate Degrees Lead to a Bachelor’s Within Six Years

More than One in Four Certificates Lead to a Degree within Six Years HERNDON, VA, JUNE 17, 2015 – In the only national-level study of its kind, the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ examines whether undergraduate certificates and associate degrees lead to higher-level credentials. The Research Center looked at the degree attainment of students who…

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College Enrollment Continues Its Slide

Enrollment Falls 1.9 Percent from Last Spring, Mostly among Older Students HERNDON, VA, MAY 14, 2015 – Spring postsecondary enrollments continue to decline, according to the just-released Spring Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™. College enrollments in spring 2015 totaled just under 18.6 million, down 1.9 percent compared to spring…

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College Student Persistence Rate Inches Back Up: 69.6% Still Enrolled in Second Year

Nearly 70 Percent Return to Any School and Nearly 60 Percent Return to the Same School, Shows Second Annual Report by National Student Clearinghouse™ Research Center® HERNDON, VA, APR. 23, 2015 — According to the second annual Snapshot Report on persistence and retention, from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™, the percentage of first‐time students…

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Increasing Student Mobility Reshaping Pathway to a College Degree

Forty-six percent of graduates attend community colleges prior to a four-year degree; 14.6 percent move between states HERNDON, VA, MAR. 25, 2015 — Student mobility continues to play an important part in determining the paths students take to college completion, both in relation to students who enroll at community colleges en route to four-year degrees…

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Counting It Right: National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center Releases Third Annual State-Level College Completions Numbers

Substantial Decrease in College Drop-Out Rate When Count Those Who Finish Elsewhere HERNDON, VA, FEB. 24, 2015 — The just-released Signature Report 8 State Supplement from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ continues demonstrating the value of counting student completions that happen at schools different from those where students started. The state-specific results show that,…

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Snapshot Report – Certificate and Associate Degree Pathways