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Higher Ed Administrators and Tech Teams Must Collaborate To Navigate Complex Ed-Tech Environment

Rick Torres, President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse, March 15, 2018

Nearly 25 years ago, higher education helped form the Clearinghouse with a simple principle in mind: establish a trusted and secure environment through which to relieve the administrative burdens related to school compliance-based activities for the benefit of students, administrators, institutions, and the federal government. Read the op-ed>

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Study Spotlights Effective Strategies for Helping Low-Income Students Succeed

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Feb. 14, 2018

A new report from the Working Students Success Network (WSSN) describes some of the barriers that low-income students face and identifies practices that can make a significant impact on student success. WSSN is a consortium of 19 community colleges in Arkansas, California, Virginia and Washington that was launched in 2014 by a group of philanthropic organizations to address the broad financial issues of low-income students. Discover more>



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Popular Programs at Amarillo College Rank Nationally

KFDA-TV, Feb. 19, 2018

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has released enrollment numbers for two-year colleges across the country, including the most popular programs for students. Amarillo College is one of those two-year schools, offering a variety of programs for students. Learn more>

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Mitch Daniels: Learning from our mistakes in higher ed

The Washington Post, Feb. 18, 2018

Some sort of postsecondary education is, in fact, necessary for a fully productive life in this economy, but by evading accountability for quality, regulating it heavily and opening a hydrant of public subsidies in the form of government grants and loans, we have constructed another system of guaranteed overruns. Read more>

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UNC Asheville Pushing for 4-Year Graduation

Inside Higher Ed, March 1, 2018

UNC Asheville is building a program offering free summer tuition after sophomore and junior years to those who need an extra course or two to finish on time. Read more>

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SUNY Cortland Earns National Recognition for Transfer Success

SUNY Cortland, Feb. 20, 2018

“Transfers aren’t an afterthought at SUNY Cortland,” said Greg Diller ’07, the College’s transfer mobility advisor in Advisement and Transition. “They’re not just grouped in with everyone else. There are transfer-specific resources and opportunities — everything from our transfer buddy program to the physical lounge space that exists for non-traditional students.” Discover their secrets>

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Look into the Clearinghouse’s History, Mission, and Suite of Services

Clearinghouse Today, March 1, 2018

To learn more about our journey together for the last 25 years and what’s on the horizon, look into the Clearinghouse’s webinar about our history, purpose, and value, as well as a general overview of the services we provide that support the K-20 education continuum. Discover more>

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Low-Income Ohio County Uses Clearinghouse To Help Students Succeed

The Star Beacon, Feb. 17, 2018

Ashtabula County (Ohio) has been unable to track most students after high school to confirm their statuses and measure the job they’re doing. If students stop enrolling for college semesters, they drop of the radar. The county is, however, working with local schools and the National Student Clearinghouse for more data to better customizes their services. Learn more>

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Tuition Waivers Help Hundreds of Arizona Foster Youth Imagine a Different Future

The Chronicle of Social Change, Feb. 15, 2018

Bridging Success, an on-campus support program for students with a foster care background at Arizona State University, said it sees anywhere from 100 to 200 students each academic year, many of whom benefit from the tuition waiver. Learn more>

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Iowa District Wants Students to Reach Beyond High School

The Daily Nonpareil (Iowa), Feb. 18, 2018

Iowa is predicting that, by 2025, 68 percent of the jobs will require some education or training beyond high school. The Clearinghouse is helping Council Bluffs Community School District reach beyond high school. Learn more>

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Collaborating on Completion

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 21, 2018

A group of 100 public universities will work with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to produce hundreds of thousands of additional degrees while also reducing achievement gaps for underrepresented student groups. Learn more>

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5.5 % Decrease in First-Time College Graduates Over Age 25 Offset by Increase in Younger Graduates

Clearinghouse Today, Feb. 21, 2018

In the 2016-17 academic year, first-time graduates (associate and bachelor’s degrees combined) in the 25 and over age group dropped 5.5 percent compared to the previous year, according to the 2016-17 Undergraduate Degree Earners Report released today by National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Read more>

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The Pittsburgh Promise Reaches into the Future

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 19, 2018

Pittsburgh kids are graduating from high school, going to college and graduating from college at significantly higher rates than before The Promise. Discover more>

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New UT-Austin Online Tool Will Decrease Time to Degree

The University of Texas at Austin, Feb. 15, 2018

With a $500,000 grant from Greater Texas Foundation, The University of Texas at Austin will develop a new online tool allowing students across Texas and the nation to better understand how to transfer college credits between institutions. The tool will help solve a frustrating challenge currently faced by many students, families and educators, allowing faster times to degree completion and saving money on tuition.

UT Austin is developing this pathbreaking project in partnership with community colleges and universities across Texas, as well as multiple national partners including the National Student Clearinghouse. Read more>

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The Common Application Announces Early Adopters of New Transfer Application

The Common Application, Feb. 15, 2018

A report by The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center tracking students over a 6-year period notes, “Among those students who do transfer, 45 percent transfer more than once. The greatest number of transfer students come from two-year public colleges—almost 40 percent of transfers originate from these institutions.” In response, The Common Application has announced that it has launched its early adopter program for the new Common App for transfer. Learn more>

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Giving Community College Students Computers Won’t Set Them up for Greater Success

Campus Technology, Feb. 12, 2018

Handing out computers to incoming community college students won’t influence their success in higher education, maintaining jobs or lifting earnings. Learn more>

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Educational Attainment Is Up, but Gaps Remain

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 12, 2018

New data from the Lumina Foundation show that in 2016, 46.9 percent of Americans aged 25 to 64 had a postsecondary degree or certificate. Read more.

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Why Transfer Mission Matters

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 5, 2018

Community colleges may not be the obvious route to a four-year degree to some observers, but in states like Florida and California, the transfer role is essential to the states’ ability to produce bachelor’s degrees. And they particularly help minority and low-income students earn bachelor’s degrees. Learn more>

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Data-Savvy College Presidents ‘Remain the Exception’

Campus Technology, Jan. 17, 2018

In higher education, according to a new report, data-savvy leaders “remain the exception, not the rule.” In The Data-Enabled Executive: Using Analytics for Student Success and Sustainability, the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Center for Policy Research and Strategy suggested that colleges and universities that have successfully “harnessed” data are improving their student outcomes, promoting equity and inclusion, and optimizing resourcing strategies. Read more>

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Utah Valley University: Transfer Under One Roof

Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 16, 2018

While policy makers push vocational education as an alternative to the bachelor’s degree, Utah Valley University does both as a dual-role community college and university that enrolls 37,000 students. Read the story>

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Signature Report 14 State Supplement: Completing College: A State-Level View of Student Completion Rates