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Science, Engineering Degrees Grew Twice as Fast as Others

National Center for Policy Analysis, December 5, 2013
Over the last five years, bachelor’s degrees for science and engineering disciplines grew nearly twice as fast as for other disciplines, says U.S. News & World Report. A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC)…
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College Admissions: When Early Decision Is the Wrong Decision

Time, October 30, 2013
A terrifying day is looming on the horizon, and it’s not Halloween. It’s November 1st, the deadline for early applications for college admission for the class of 2018. This is the week that thousands of teens will choose…
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Hobsons, National Student Clearinghouse Partner on Electronic Transcript Processing

The Journal, October 30, 2013
The National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization for higher education enrollment and degree verifications, and Hobsons, a provider of recruitment, communication, and student success solutions, have…
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National Student Clearinghouse Creates G.R.E.E.N. to Secure Global Academic Exchange

EdTechTimes, October 23, 2013
National Student Clearinghouse introduces their latest creation, the Global Registrar EduRecord Exchange Network ( G.R.E.E.N.). This free, open and standards-based network will provide a secure digital environment to exchange…
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High School Poverty Levels Tied to College-Going

EdWeek, October 22, 2013
When it comes to sending high school graduates to college and ensuring they succeed, a school’s poverty can be a bigger barrier than a diverse student body or a rural or inner-city locale. In what is described as the first…
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New Data Spark Discussion on Ways to Improve College-Readiness

EdWeek, October 16, 2013
Research has long shown that poverty hurts student achievement. Now, a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse provides further evidence that students from high schools serving large concentrations of…
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Income Disparity Affects How Soon Students Enroll in College

US News, October 16, 2013
The number of high school seniors who begin college within one year of graduating and persist through college varies greatly by family income levels, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse…
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Tracking High School-to-College Rates

Inside Higher Ed, October 15, 2013
Newly-released data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center tracks how 2.3 million high school graduates fared in transitioning to college over a three-year period. The report from the nonprofit…
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New Data Allow High Schools to Compare Graduates’ College Choices

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 15, 2013
As any college counselor knows, income plays a large role in determining which students go to college as well as when and where they enroll. Now public high schools have a way to compare their postsecondary-enrollment…
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School Poverty – More Than Race – Affects Students’ College-Going, Study Finds

EdWeek, October 15, 2013
High-poverty schools sent significantly fewer graduates to college in 2012 than higher-income schools, regardless of the schools’ geographic location or racial makeup, according to a new study by the National Student…
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Rural Students Lag Urban Peers on College Enrollment, Persistence

EdWeek, October 15, 2013
Poverty appears to have a stronger effect on students’ college enrollment than geographic location, but rural students still trail their urban peers on postsecondary enrollment and persistence, according to a new study…
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GI Bill Covered Tuition For Nearly a Million Post-9/11 Veterans Without Tracking Their Progress

Center for Public Integrity, September 3, 2013
The Post-9/11 GI Bill has paid for nearly 1 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to go to school at a cost of about $30 billion since 2009, but the federal government has yet to document how many of those…
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Should Your Child Consider a Two-Year College?

Huffington Post, August 16, 2013
For today’s parents and students, the decision about which college to attend can be an excruciating one. Many factors need to be taken into consideration, but the underlying guideline is that you want your child to have…
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Most Students Transferring from a Two-Year College Go On To Complete Four-Year Degrees

Chief Learning Officer, August 6, 2013
More than 60 percent of students who transferred from two-year schools in the 2005-06 academic year obtained degrees at four-year institutions, according to a new report. Moreover, another 8 percent remained in college…
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New Figures Suggest Community College Grad Rates Higher Than Thought

The Hechinger Report, August 6, 2013
Community college administrators have long complained that their very, very low graduation rates unfairly fail to take into account students who transfer and continue on to earn degrees somewhere else. Now there are new…
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Measuring the Success of College Completion

CBS Phillly, July 17, 2013
More than 20% of students who complete a degree do so at a different college from where they started. Recognizing life’s circumstances, no longer is college in and out after 4 years. Being able to access data from a new system…
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Is College Worth the Cost? For Now, It Seems

Yahoo Finance, June 21, 2013
The cost of a college degree is expensive and getting pricier all the time – but is it more costly in the end to not get a degree? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the short answer is yes. The jobless rate is…
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Data Reveal a Rise in College Degrees Among Americans

The New York Times, June 12, 2013
The number of Americans graduating from college has surged in recent years, sending the share with a college degree to a new high, federal data shows. The surge follows more than two decades of slow growth in college completion, which…
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Spring Semester Brings Small College Enrollment Drop

U.S. News University Directory, May 21, 2013
Although overall college enrollments have been steadily rising throughout the past decade, a new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows that this spring, enrollments decreased 2.3% compared to the spring…
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Enrollment Decline Picks Up Speed

Inside Higher Ed, May 17, 2013
The decline in college enrollments appears to be accelerating, with 2.3 percent fewer students enrolled on campuses this spring than there were in spring 2012, according to data published Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse…
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