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Two-Thirds of College Grads Struggle to Launch Their Careers

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…

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Report: Fewer Wisconsinites Seeking College Degrees

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…

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Spring 2016 College Enrollment Down Nationwide As US Economy Recovers From Recession

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…

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Local group helps women receive degrees after life challenges

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…

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Colleges Advised to be More Transparent with Key Data on Outcomes

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…

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National Student Clearinghouse’s StudentTracker® for High Schools Earns iKeepSafe California Badge

Herndon, VA , May 16, 2016 – iKeepSafe announced that it will be awarding the California Privacy Badge to StudentTracker for High Schools, a National Student Clearinghouse product. StudentTracker helps high schools and districts gauge the success their graduates have in college, focusing on enrollment, persistence, and completion. iKeepSafe’s California Privacy Badge is the first…

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