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Hodge U. grad: degree is worth pursuing at any age

Naples Daily News, June 23, 2017 Years ago, after serving in the Marines, Nic Neumann enrolled at Rutgers University. He was well on his way to earning his degree when life got in the way: job and family took precedence over completing college. Nic recently walked across the stage at age 77, half a century…

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Clearinghouse, Research Center Announce New Board Members

HERNDON, VA (June 23, 2017) – The National Student Clearinghouse and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center announced today new members to each of their board of directors for the 2017-2018 term. In addition, the Clearinghouse’s board elected Dr. Steven Brooks, Executive Director (retired), North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, as Chairperson of the board;…

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Community colleges becoming a bigger part of route to four-year degrees

Herald-Whig, June 17, 2017 Nationwide, there is a growing trend to attend community colleges before finishing up degrees at a traditional four-year university. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports nearly half of students — 49 percent — receiving bachelor’s degrees in 2016 had previously attended a community or junior two-year college. Read about twin…

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Annual Persistence and Retention Report, Featuring Race and Ethnicity Data for the First Time, Reveals Wide Gaps

Overall Persistence Rate Declined Slightly for Fall 2015 Entering College Students HERNDON, VA (June 16, 2017) – The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released today its annual Persistence and Retention Snapshot Report. The report, which includes race and ethnicity data for the first time, details wide gaps in first-year persistence and retention rates. Asian students…

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Verify Degrees and Protect the Company from Resume Fraud

Society for Human Resource Management, June 14, 2017 Candidates, even at the most senior levels, are regularly embellishing their resumes, according to a new report from background screening firm HireRight, based in Irvine, Calif. Yet only half of employers verify candidates’ education credentials, the report noted, despite the many recent headlines involving falsified degrees. Read…

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Facebook, an Online Learning Platform?

Inside Higher Ed, June 12, 2017 Facebook is testing new features in its developer community that, if rolled out across the platform, could let anyone on the social networking service teach online courses. Learn more>…

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Clearinghouse helps Illinois high schools know who is enrolled in college

Journal Online, May 30, 2017 Approximately 78% of the students who graduated from Maine West High School in Des Plaines Sunday, May 22 enrolled in college last fall, according to 2016 National Student Clearinghouse statistics. However, at Maine East 40% are projected to go on to four-year institutions and 38% to two-year institutions. Read more>…

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8 Ways to Get a College Degree

Black Enterprise, May 27, 2017 If you look at college graduation rates through the lens of race, it doesn’t look good for black students. What is it that makes some students persist while others fall by the wayside? The Hechinger Report recently spoke with experts in this area, including Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University…

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