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College Completions Rates Remain at Last Year’s Pace

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 21, 2013
Despite aggressive efforts to push more students through to the finish line, college-completion rates remained unchanged this year, with 54 percent of those entering college for the first time in 2007 earning a degree or…
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Science, Engineering Degrees Grew Twice as Fast as Others, Report Says

U.S. News & World Report, November 21, 2013
Efforts to encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees may be starting to sink into students’ minds, according to new data released by the National Student Clearinghouse. The…
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Overrating Graduating?

The Huffington Post, November 20, 2013
An interesting report from Slate.com takes aim at a growing focus on graduation rates as an indicator of a successful college. I have been very vocal about the many reasons students attend a community college and that…
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Science and Engineering Degrees Are On the Rise

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 19, 2013
The number of science and engineering bachelor’s degree completed in the United States has climbed 19 percent over the last five years, more than double the 9-percent growth rate for other disciplines, according to studies…
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Colleges Adjust to Shrinking Enrollments

Worcester Business Journal Online, November 11, 2013
If there’s one industry that benefited from the Great Recession, it’s higher education. Faced with tougher competition for jobs, more people enrolled in colleges and universities to finish or obtain more advanced…
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2-Year Colleges Get Strategic About Enrollment

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 11, 2013
Students packed community colleges during the recession, as enrollment hit a historic high. Many campuses saw annual growth of more than 10 percent…
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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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Signature 14 Completing College: A National View of Student Completion Rates – Fall 2011 Cohort