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Fall 2010 Cohort Outcomes: Decline in College Completion Rates Reverse and Lead to Upward Trajectory for Great Recession Cohorts

National Six-Year Completion Rate Grows to 54.8 Percent, an Increase of 1.9 Percentage Points HERNDON, VA (Dec. 5, 2016) – According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s Signature Report, Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2010 Cohort, recent declines in the overall national six-year completion rates have reversed and…

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High School Demographics Continue to Impact College Success

The 2016 High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates reveals major gaps between low-income and higher income high school students in both post-graduation college enrollment and college degree attainment. This finding is also illustrated in this infographic, which also shows how the enrollment and attainment gaps are even wider when comparing schools with high…

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2016 High School Benchmarks Report Released

Report Reveals 21 Percent College Degree Attainment Gap Between Low-Income and Higher-Income High Schools  HERNDON, VA (Oct. 27, 2016)–Forty-five percent of students graduating in the class of 2009 from higher-income high schools completed a college degree by 2015, compared to 24 percent of students from low-income schools, according to the fourth annual, The High School…

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Student Pathways Affect Time to Degree

Our Signature Report 11, “Time to Degree: A National View of the Time Enrolled and Elapsed for Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Earners,” examines time to degree for students who earned an associate or bachelor’s degree in 2014-15. This infographic reveals the various pathways and factors affecting time to degree for students at two-year public and…

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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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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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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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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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The Student Pathways Report Signature Report #8 Highlights

Listen to research highlights of our new Signature 8 Report, “Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2008 Cohort,” from Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. In this our third annual report on national college completion, we offer a first look at the six-year outcomes for students…

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Insights on the High School-to-College Transition

Our 2014 High School Benchmarks Report covers public and private high schools graduating more than 3.5 million students during the past four years or over a quarter of all U.S. high school graduates each year, from all 50 states. In this, our second annual report, we also provide, for the first time, high school-to-college transition rates…

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The Student Pathways Report: 2nd Annual High School Benchmarks Report Highlights

Watch research highlights of our second annual High School Benchmarks report from Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Research Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The report provides high school-to-college transition rates for graduates of public non-charter, public charter, and private high schools, along with new data on the high school-to-college transition of students, including those of…

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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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Current Term Enrollment Estimates – Fall 2016