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Colleges Producing More Graduates with Prior Degrees and Fewer First-Time Grads – New National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Report

Drop in First-Time Graduates Driven by Older Students Herndon, VA, March 10, 2016 — According to the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center’s™ annual Undergraduate Degree Earner’s Report, the number of graduates with prior awards grew by 12.4 percent from the 2011-12 to 2014-15 academic year, while the number of first-time graduates – students earning their…

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National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Releases Completing College: A State Level View of Student Attainment Rates

HERNDON, VA, FEB. 24, 2016 — The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ released today six‐year student success outcomes and college completion rates by state to supplement the fall report, Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2009 Cohort (2015). The new report, Completing College: A State Level View of Student Attainment…

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New Report Ranks States Based on Colleges’ Performance in Helping Students Transfer to Four-Year Universities and Earn Bachelor’s Degrees

Research Shows Many Community College Students Failed by Current System of Transfer NEW YORK, JAN. 19, 2016 – A new report released today by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University; the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program; and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds that across the United States, only…

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eTranscripts named a “Reader’s Choice Top Product” by University Business Readers

HERNDON, VA, JAN. 13, 2016 – The National Student Clearinghouse and Ellucian’s eTranscripts’ service has been recognized for making a positive difference on college campuses by higher education leaders who named it to University Business magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top Products” for 2016. The winners were compiled from hundreds of nominations from the magazine’s readers over…

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College Enrollment Down Once Again

Enrollment Falls 1.7 Percent from Last Fall, Older Students Still Driving Decline HERNDON, VA, DEC. 16, 2015 – Fall postsecondary enrollments continue to decline, according to the just-released Fall Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™. College enrollments in fall 2015 totaled just under 19.3 million, down 1.7 percent compared to…

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University of Kansas and 21 Kansas Colleges and Universities Improve Transcript Process

Students and Alumni Benefit with National Student Clearinghouse® Transcript Services HERNDON, VA, DEC. 14, 2015 – The National Student Clearinghouse, the nation’s largest provider of postsecondary transcript services, announced today that the University of Kansas has selected the Clearinghouse to process all requests for transcripts quickly and securely for more than 28,000 current students and…

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National College Completion Rates Continue to Decline

Great Recession’s Impact Felt in Fall 2009 College Freshman Class for Every Institution Type and Student Age Group HERNDON, VA, NOV. 17, 2015 – The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ released today its fourth annual college completions report, which clearly shows that even though the Great Recession ended June 2009, its effects greatly impacted the…

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High School Benchmarks Report: High Poverty and Minority Levels Lead to Large Gaps in College Enrollment and Completion Rates

Six-year STEM Completion Rates Particularly Low among Graduates of Low Income High Schools HERNDON, VA., OCT. 15, 2015 – The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ today released their third annual national report offering benchmarks for high schools to compare their graduates’ college transition rates nationwide, including those serving low income and minority students. The High…

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National Student Clearinghouse Announces New Board Members

HERNDON, VA, AUG. 6, 2015 – The National Student Clearinghouse® and the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ have each elected two new members to their boards of directors for the 2015-2016 term. Dr. R. Eileen Baccus, President Emeritus of Northwestern Connecticut Community College, and Dr. Monty Sullivan, President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College…

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First National Reverse Transfer Solution Now Available

Automated Platform from the National Student Clearinghouse™ Supports Award of Up to Two Million Associate Degrees HERNDON, VA, JULY 28, 2015 – The National Student Clearinghouse announces the general availability of its landmark Reverse Transfer service. As many as two million eligible students could be awarded an associate degree through Reverse Transfer, the first national…

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Over One-Third of College Students Transfer At Least Once

Almost Half of Them Transfer More Than Once HERNDON, VA, JULY 7, 2015 – Of the 3.6 million students who entered college for the first time in fall 2008, over one third (37.2 percent) transferred to a different institution at least once within six years. Of these, almost half changed their institution more than once. Counting…

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Two in Five Associate Degrees Lead to a Bachelor’s Within Six Years

More than One in Four Certificates Lead to a Degree within Six Years HERNDON, VA, JUNE 17, 2015 – In the only national-level study of its kind, the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ examines whether undergraduate certificates and associate degrees lead to higher-level credentials. The Research Center looked at the degree attainment of students who…

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College Enrollment Continues Its Slide

Enrollment Falls 1.9 Percent from Last Spring, Mostly among Older Students HERNDON, VA, MAY 14, 2015 – Spring postsecondary enrollments continue to decline, according to the just-released Spring Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™. College enrollments in spring 2015 totaled just under 18.6 million, down 1.9 percent compared to spring…

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College Student Persistence Rate Inches Back Up: 69.6% Still Enrolled in Second Year

Nearly 70 Percent Return to Any School and Nearly 60 Percent Return to the Same School, Shows Second Annual Report by National Student Clearinghouse™ Research Center® HERNDON, VA, APR. 23, 2015 — According to the second annual Snapshot Report on persistence and retention, from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™, the percentage of first‐time students…

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Increasing Student Mobility Reshaping Pathway to a College Degree

Forty-six percent of graduates attend community colleges prior to a four-year degree; 14.6 percent move between states HERNDON, VA, MAR. 25, 2015 — Student mobility continues to play an important part in determining the paths students take to college completion, both in relation to students who enroll at community colleges en route to four-year degrees…

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Counting It Right: National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center Releases Third Annual State-Level College Completions Numbers

Substantial Decrease in College Drop-Out Rate When Count Those Who Finish Elsewhere HERNDON, VA, FEB. 24, 2015 — The just-released Signature Report 8 State Supplement from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ continues demonstrating the value of counting student completions that happen at schools different from those where students started. The state-specific results show that,…

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National Student Clearinghouse® Activates eTranscripts on PowerCampus by Ellucian

HERNDON, VA, FEB. 18, 2015 — The National Student Clearinghouse® has become the first provider to successfully activate the eTranscripts solution on all three Ellucian student Information systems. eTranscripts, a secure interface that enables real-time automation of electronic transcript processing and delivery, was developed through a strategic alliance between Ellucian and the Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse…

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STEM on the Rise: Science and Engineering Degrees Increase in the Past 10 Years

Women Lose Ground at Bachelor’s Level, Gain Ground at the Doctoral Level HERNDON, VA, JAN. 27, 2015 – In the first national-level view of science and engineering degrees awarded in 2013-14, including advanced degrees, the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ found that from 2004 to 2014, the prevalence of science and engineering (S&E) degrees increased…

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Nation’s Largest Private Service Provider of Electronic Student Record Collection and Exchanges, National Student Clearinghouse, Signs Student Privacy Pledge

Joins More than 80 K-12 Technology Leaders Committed to Safeguarding Student Privacy HERNDON, VA, JAN. 21, 2015 – In response to President Obama’s call to better protect student privacy, the National Student Clearinghouse announced today that it has signed the Student Privacy Pledge sponsored by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and The Future of Privacy…

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Postsecondary Student Enrollments Continue Decline

According to the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™, Overall College Enrollments Decreased 1.3 Percent HERNDON, VA, DEC. 11, 2014 – For the third straight year, postsecondary enrollments have declined by more than 1 percent, according to the just-released Fall Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™. Although this year’s rate of…

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A First Look at How the Great Recession Affected College Completions

Overall Completion Rate Fell, But Decline was Concentrated among Nontraditional Age Students, Says National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ HERNDON, VA, NOV. 18, 2014 – In the first study of graduation rates for students who began college during the Great Recession, the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ found that while a larger number of students enrolled…

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Dr. David Pelham to Present on Reverse Transfer at 2014 AACRAO Strategic Enrollment Management Conference

Will Discuss Opportunities to Award Up to Two Million Associate Degrees through National Student Clearinghouse’s Reverse Transfer Project HERNDON, VA, OCT. 22, 2014 – Dr. David Pelham, Vice President, Higher Education Development and Client Relations at the National Student Clearinghouse will present details on the Clearinghouse’s new national Reverse Transfer project at the 2014 AACRAO…

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As Many as Two Million Students Could Receive Associate Degrees through National Student Clearinghouse’s Reverse Transfer Project

Lumina Foundation Grant Awarded for Landmark Reverse Transfer Project HERNDON, VA, OCT. 21, 2014 – The National Student Clearinghouse™ has been awarded a Lumina Foundation grant to work on a landmark project to provide the first national automated solution for exchanging reverse transfer student data. Through this initiative as many as two million eligible students…

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Latest High School Benchmarks Report Offers New Insights on the High School-to-College Transition of Students

Second Annual Report from National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ Uses Most Current Data and Covers More than 3.5 Million High School Graduates HERNDON, VA, OCT. 14, 2014 – The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has released their second annual national level report offering benchmarks for high schools to compare their graduates’ college transition rates nationwide,…

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Signature 13 Report Tracking Transfer: Measures of Effectiveness in Helping Community College Students to Complete Bachelor's Degrees