Education Dive, June 7, 2016
While many four-year colleges pursue articulation agreements with community colleges for one-way transfer, the new data on reverse transfers sheds light on the need for core curricula to be more uniform between the two institutional types. Read more >
University World News, June 6, 2016
“One of the big fears that schools have about jumping into the international arena is that they really are worried about the fraud,” Rick Torres, president of the National Student Clearinghouse, said in a phone conversation with University World News. The non-profit organisation handles more than 750 million requests a year for verification of education records. Read more>
IBM, June 2, 2016
More than two dozen New York City youth will graduate from P-TECH with both their high school diplomas and their associate degrees in technology this month. Nationwide, only six percent of college graduates from low-income, high minority urban schools completed a STEM degree within six years, per a National Student Clearinghouse report. Read more>
Milwaukee Public Radio, June 1, 2016
For the past two years now, Woodburn has been beating the state’s high school graduation rate — by double digits. But lately, there’s something that’s been bothering Garza. Take, for example, the class of 2008. Out of about 300 students, only 25 went on to receive their bachelor’s degree.
Earlier this year, Woodburn administrators started getting information from the National Student Clearinghouse. That’s a body that collects data from colleges and universities across the country to track what happens to students after they graduate from high school. Read more>
Harvard Business Review, May 31, 2016
There are 12.5 million twentysomethings with some college credits and no degree, by far the largest share of adults who leave college short of a degree, according to the National Student Clearinghouse.
So how can students and their parents, who are about to make one of the largest investments of their life in a college degree, ensure that there is a return on that investment? Read more>
Inside Higher Education, May 31, 2016
College students just aren’t voting. In the 2012 elections, only 45 percent of them cast a ballot. For colleges that opted in to the study, the Clearinghouse combined enrollment records and public voting records, collected by the company Catalist, and sent the researchers the results. Read more >
Wisconsin Public Radio, May 30, 2016
College enrollment was down 1.3 percent across the country during the current semester, and Wisconsin saw the fifth-largest drop in students, according to a new study. The number of college students in Wisconsin dropped by 4.1 percent this year, according to a recent report from the National Student Clearinghouse. Read more>
The New Orleans Advocate, May 26, 2016
In an effort to boost Louisiana’s low transfer rate of community college students to universities, higher education officials announced a partnership on Thursday that guarantees the most academically motivated community college students admission and a scholarship to LSU. Read more>
Education Dive, May 25, 2016
In addition to concerns about declining student populations in many regions in the U.S., some colleges and universities are now having to grapple with a steep drop-off in international student enrollment. Read more>
International Business Times, May 24, 2016
“The post recession hangover continues to affect enrollments of adult learners,” the clearinghouse’s executive research director, Doug Shapiro, said in a news release Monday. “However, the desire to attend college remains strong among traditional-aged students, whose enrollments held steady in spite of concerns about student debt and an overall decline in the number of high school graduates in the nation.” Read more>
Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 23, 2016
This is graduation season for thousands of Georgia college students, and many of metro Atlanta’s high school students are receiving diplomas this week. For many, transitioning from high school to college will be seamless. But for others, it can be bumpy, leading them to delay college or take time off once they get there. Read more>
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, May 18, 2016
In order to demonstrate what they are doing for students, colleges and universities must be willing to let data tell their story and stop perpetuating the faulty notion that charging a hefty tuition necessarily means students are getting a better education.
Doug Shapiro, executive research director at the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center—a nonprofit that tracks student outcomes for secondary and postsecondary schools that subscribe to the service—said the appeal to colleges and universities has to be how data can help them get better at what they do.
He said the National Student Clearinghouse could help to form a broader data education system because it is already entrusted by institutions of higher education to do work in the data collection realm.
“It can be done today without new systems or regulations,” Shapiro said. Read more>
Inside Higher Ed, May 17, 2016
Community college experts team up to develop a guide to help colleges and universities build success transfer pathways and increase bachelor’s completion. In January, the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College, Aspen Institute and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released a state-by-state report on transfer and found that transfer and graduation rates at some states is in the single digits. Read more>
The PIE News, May 13, 2016
The Groningen Declaration Network is a global group of stakeholders – from the public sector and commercial organisations – committed to achieving secure, portable, digital ownership of academic credentials for students. Read more >
Wisconsin Association of Private Colleges and Universities: College access and affordability emphasized in 2016 Wisconsin Private College Week
WisPolitics.com, May 12, 2016
According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, nationally 53 percent of students who began college in 2009 finished their degree by 2015, while for Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities 70 percent completed their degrees in the same time period. Read more >
CSUF News Service, May 11, 2016
Hundreds of family members, friends, fellow veterans and Cal State Fullerton staff members were on hand to honor student veterans Saturday, April 30, at the ninth annual Veterans Appreciation Night. This year, more than 180 student veterans are expected to graduate from the University. Read more >
To continue its support of veterans, the Clearinghouse recently launched a Veterans Compliance Reporting Website. Read more>
Minnesota Star-Tribune, May 9, 2016
Private colleges in Minnesota also enroll more transfer students than their peer institutions in other states save for New York, according to a February 2015 study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. One in five students who completed a four-year degree at a nonprofit, private Minnesota college originally enrolled at another school. Read more >
Education Dive, May 9, 2016
College persistence rates are up for the third year in a row, showing a rebound as the effects of the recession on student retention finally start to diminish. Read more >
The Des Moines Register, May 5, 2016
About 30 percent of students who started college in the fall of 2013 did not return to any U.S. college in the fall of 2014, according to the most recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Think about that. Nearly one in three students. They didn’t transfer to a different school. They didn’t go back.
Dallas Morning News, April 28, 2016
Only about two out of five students who start at a two-year college complete their studies within six years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, compared with nearly 80% who first enroll in a public four-year institution. Read more>