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National Data Exchange Will Help Boost Community College Degrees

Education Dive, October 21, 2014
The National Student Clearinghouse has received a grant to develop a free national exchange for “reverse transfer” data on students, which will allow students who transferred to four-year schools to receive…
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Twenty Five Percent of Low-Income Urban High Schools Beat the Odds

The Hechinger Report, October 20, 2014
It won’t surprise anyone to learn that wealthier high schools send more students to college than low-income high schools. But a October 2014 report from the research arm of the National Student Clearinghouse…
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Why ‘Potential Completers’ Should Matter to Your Institution

eCampus News, October 17, 2014
31 million students have left college without earning a degree in the last 20 years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, leaving a huge amount of almost-students degree bereft.…
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High School-to-College Enrollment Counts Correlate with Income Level of Students

Campus Technology, October 14, 2014
School poverty, not minority level, continues to be the strongest indicator of college enrollment. College enrollment rates in the first fall after graduation for students from low income public high schools ranged…
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Wealthier Schools Send More Students to College

U.S. News & World Report, October 14, 2014
Students from high-poverty schools are less likely to immediately enroll in college – and to remain enrolled after one year – than students from more well-off high schools, according to data released by the National…
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New Data on Transition from High School to College

Inside Higher Ed, October 14, 2014
The National Student Clearinghouse on Tuesday released a broad data set on students’ transition from high school to college. The nonprofit group’s report, which is the second annual installment, tracked 3.5 million…
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School Income Level Continues to be Big Predictor of College Enrollment

Education Week, October 14, 2014
How many graduates from a particular high school go on to college depends largely on the school’s poverty level and whether it is public or private, while location is not as much of a factor, new research reveals. This…
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Poverty The Strongest Factor In Whether High School Graduates Go To College

Huffington Post, October 14, 2014
Students from high-poverty public schools are less likely to attend college than those from wealthier ones, regardless of whether they’re from urban, suburban or rural areas. A report released Tuesday by the…
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Poverty the Biggest Factor in Whether Students Go to College

Time, October 14, 2014
Income level is the greatest indicator of whether a high school graduate will attend college, according to a study released Tuesday. The National Student Clearinghouse looked at more than 3.5 million graduates of public…
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High Schools’ Average Incomes Predict College Enrollment, Study Finds

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 14, 2014
Students who graduate from high schools with low average income levels remain less likely to enroll in college than do their counterparts from schools with higher average incomes. The report divides public, non-charter…
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A Bit of College Can Be Worse Than None at All

The Wall Street Journal, October 13, 2014
Lauren Bizzaro has three years of college credits from High Point University in North Carolina and the University of Rhode Island. But with no degree, those credits got her little more than a late start in the professional…
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New Study on Postsecondary Outcomes for Returning Adult Students

CLASP, October 09, 2014
On Tuesday, the American Council on Education, InsideTrack, NASPA, UPCEA, and the National Student Clearinghouse released a joint study highlighting the persistence and completion patterns of non-first-time college students…
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Students Who Return to College Lag in Degree Completion, Study Finds

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 07, 2014
Report: Postsecondary Outcomes for Non-First-Time Students. Organizations: a joint project of the student-coaching firm InsideTrack, the American Council on Education, NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators…
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Repeat Non-Completers

Inside Higher Ed, October 07, 2014
Only one third of non-first-time students — adult learners who re-enroll in college after at least a year away from higher education — earn a degree after six to eight years, according to a study released today…
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National Study of Non-First-Time Students Shows Disturbing Completion Rates

American Council on Education, October 07, 2014
​In the first national effort to benchmark the persistence patterns of non-first-time college students, researchers found that only 33.7 percent completed their degree, compared with 54.1 percent of first-time students. The…
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Arizona State University, Starbucks Partner for Online Higher Education

Government Technology, October 06, 2014
President Barack Obama has challenged U.S. colleges to graduate 8 million more students by 2020. But colleges cannot reach that goal without drastic changes in how they educate students. Over the past 20 years, more…
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Why even top tier students should consider community colleges

PBS, October 06, 2014
As a top student in high school, Amy Miramontes-Franco knew she was destined for college But she surprised even herself when, for financial reasons and because she hadn’t yet decided on a major, she began her…
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A Technology-Rich Alternative to Traditional Higher Education

Center for Digital Education, October 06, 2014
President Barack Obama has challenged U.S. colleges to graduate 8 million more students by 2020. But colleges cannot reach that goal without drastic changes in how they educate students. Over the past 20 years, more than…
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High Point U Deploys Touch Free Transcript Delivery

Campus Technology, October 02, 2014
High Point University in High Point, NC recently implemented a new technology that fully automates the delivery of student transcripts. The technology is now available in a partnership between the National…
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Today’s GI Bill Benefitting Society

TMCnet.com, September 23, 2014
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is fulfilling its promise. As of June 2014, it had paid out $41 billion in education benefits to 1.2 million beneficiaries. It’s no stretch to say the original GI Bill (the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944)…
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