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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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Doug Falk, CIO, National Student Clearinghouse, Named Chairman of the Board, P20W Education Standards Council

HERNDON, VA, SEPT. 18, 2014 – Doug Falk, CIO of the National Student Clearinghouse®, was recently named Chairman of the Board for P20W Education Standards Council (PESC). Established in 1997 and located in Washington, D.C., PESC is a nonprofit enabling cost-effective connectivity between education data systems. The Clearinghouse provides educational reporting, verification and research services…

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First-Year Persistence Rate of College Students Declines

Biggest Drop is Among Youngest Students, Says National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ HERNDON, VA, JULY 10, 2014 – According to the latest Snapshot Report on persistence and retention, from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™, the percent of first‐ time students who were still enrolled at any college in their second fall term dropped 1.2…

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New Commercial Business Unit Director Named at the National Student Clearinghouse®

HERNDON, VA, JUNE 13, 2014 – Jamie Osterhaus has been named the new Commercial Business Director at the National Student Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization located in Herndon, Va., provides educational reporting, verification and research services to more than 3,600 colleges and universities and more than 9,000 high schools. Jamie joins the Commercial Business…

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Downward Trend in College Enrollments Shows Signs of Slowing

National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ Report Shows Only Slight Decrease Compared to Last Year HERNDON, VA, MAY 15, 2014 – In the current term, college enrollments continued to decline, but at a slower rate than in recent terms, according to the just-released Spring Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™. In…

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“Defining and Improving Success for Student Veterans”

National Student Clearinghouse™ President and CEO, Rick Torres, Testifies Before the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs HERNDON, VA, MAY 8, 2014 – In today’s testimony before the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, National Student Clearinghouse President and CEO, Rick Torres, outlined steps to…

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College Students Still on the Move in 2012-13

Number of Students Enrolled in More than One Institution Remains at High Water-Mark Set During 2011-12 School Year, Reports National Student Clearinghouse™ Research Center® HERNDON, VA, MAY 6, 2014 – The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports that just over 9 percent of all students attended more than one institution during the 2012-2013 academic year.…

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Ellucian and National Student Clearinghouse Automate Electronic Transcript Processing and Delivery

Ellucian eTranscripts Live and Available for Clearinghouse Clients Using Banner® and Colleague® by Ellucian FAIRFAX, VA, FEB. 27, 2014 – Ellucian® and the National Student Clearinghouse® announced today the delivery of Ellucian eTranscripts, an interface that automates the time‐consuming administrative tasks required to process and release transcripts, reducing the workload of the registrar’s office and…

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Parchment Joins G.R.E.E.N. Data Exchange Ecosystem Established by the National Student Clearinghouse

HERNDON, VA, JAN. 16, 2014 – The National Student Clearinghouse® is pleased to announce the addition of Parchment (www.parchment.com) to the group of networks that have agreed to work within the G.R.E.E.N. principles. G.R.E.E.N., the Global Registrar EduRecord Exchange Network℠, established by the Clearinghouse, is dedicated to promoting a free, open, principles‐driven data exchange ecosystem…

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Preview: College Completion Rates Remain Steady

Full Report Due from National Student Clearinghouse Research Center in December Will Include Expanded Cohort HERNDON, VA, NOV. 21, 2013 – The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™, in an early look at results from its upcoming Signature Report on college completions, found that completion rates have remained steady this year in comparison to its 2012…

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Science & Engineering Degree Growth Outpaces Other Fields

Men and Women See Nearly Equal Growth, but In Different Disciplines HERNDON, VA, NOV. 19, 2013 – Two recent Snapshot Reports™ from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center™ show that the overall number of science and engineering (S&E) bachelor’s degree completions has grown by 19%, compared to 9% growth for non-S&E disciplines in the last…

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SPEEDE Server Now Live at the National Student Clearinghouse

Enhancements Boost Electronic Data Exchange Capabilities HERNDON, VA, NOV. 7, 2013 – The SPEEDE Server is now fully operational at the Clearinghouse. It is available for free in an open access environment. The transfer of the nearly 20-year-old SPEEDE Server included major performance and capacity upgrades to its environment. SPEEDE is a national effort coordinated…

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National Student Clearinghouse Partners with American Medical College Application Service for Secure, Instantaneous, Electronic Delivery of Applicant Transcripts

HERNDON, VA, NOV. 6, 2013 – Medical school applicants will now have a timely, secure way to deliver transcripts directly to the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). The National Student Clearinghouse® has enabled instant and secure delivery of transcripts in an electronic format directly to AMCAS. The Clearinghouse is the leading provider of higher…

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Jim Kathman Named Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at the National Student Clearinghouse

HERNDON, VA, OCT. 31, 2013 – Jim Kathman has been named Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at the National Student Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization located in Herndon, Va., provides educational reporting, verification, and research services to more than 3,500 colleges and universities and more than 6,000 high schools. Mr. Kathman leads…

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Hobsons and National Student Clearinghouse Alliance Enables Cost-Effective Electronic Transcript Processing and Delivery for High Schools

Solution Leverages Existing Clearinghouse Data Exchange Networks, Including SPEEDE and Electronic Transcript Exchange, Under New G.R.E.E.N.℠ Principles FAIRFAX & HERNDON, VA, OCT. 28, 2013 – Hobsons and the National Student Clearinghouse® today announced a strategic alliance to enable cost-effective electronic transcript processing and delivery for high schools via the Clearinghouse’s exchange networks, now operating under its…

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National Student Clearinghouse Creates G.R.E.E.N Platform and Statement of Principles to Enable Free, Secure Global Exchange of Student Records

New Open, Standards-Based Network Endorsed by Education Industry Leaders: AACRAO, Ellucian, Hobsons, and NACAC HERNDON, VA, OCT. 21, 2013 – The National Student Clearinghouse today announced the creation of G.R.E.E.N., the Global Registrar EduRecord Exchange Network℠, a free, open, principles driven and standards-based network to enable the secure exchange of electronic student academic records worldwide.…

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