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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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The Declining Persistence Rate of First-Year College Students

Since 2009, the percent of first-time students still enrolled at any college in their second fall term has dropped 1.2 percentage points. Our “First-Year Persistence and Retention Rates by Starting Enrollment Intensity” Snapshot examines persistence rates for first-time college students between 2009 and 2012. Read more about first-year persistence and retention rates.…

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Some College, No Degree

Over the last 20 years, 31 million students enrolled in college, but left without a degree or certificate. Our Signature Report 7 takes a deeper look at the some college, no degree population. Read more about the some college, no degree population in Signature Report 7.…

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The Student Pathways Report Signature Report #7 Highlights

Listen to research highlights of our new Signature 7 Report, “Some College, No Degree: A National View of Students with Some College Enrollment, but No Completion”, from Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center: Findings from our latest Signature Report show that 31 million students who enrolled in college during the past…

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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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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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Science & Engineering Degree Growth Outpaces Other Fields

Our “Growth in Science and Engineering (S&E) Bachelor’s Degrees by Gender” Snapshot shows that science and engineering degrees outpace those of other fields, accounting for age, and with men and women seeing equal growth, although in different disciplines. Learn about the growth in the number of S & E degrees attainment by age Learn about the…

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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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The Student Pathways Report: High School Benchmarks 2013, Pt. 3

Listen to research highlights of our new “High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates,” from Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center: “Students from low income schools had lower college enrollment rates than any other category of public high school. Low income, low minority, urban schools had a 53 percent rate,…

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Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates

On November 15, 2012, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released its fourth Signature Report, “Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates,” during a briefing held on Capitol Hill. In this video, Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director of the Research Center, presents key findings from the report which examines the various pathways that…

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The Student Pathways Report: High School Benchmarks 2013, Pt. 1: A Brief Explanation

Listen to research highlights of our new “High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates,” from Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center: “Our inaugural High School Benchmarks Report, which will be created annually, allows comparisons between public high schools that have similar demographics and other characteristics. We developed six high school…

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Tracking the Road to College Success: Inaugural National High School Benchmarks Report

National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ Releases First Benchmarks Report on High School-to-College Transition Rates HERNDON, VA, OCT. 15, 2013 − For the first time, a national level report has been developed that offers benchmarks for public high schools to compare their graduates’ college transition rates nationwide, including those serving low income and minority students. The…

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Community Colleges: Important Pathway to Success

Our “Bachelor’s Degree Recipients Who Subsequently Enrolled in Two-Year Institutions” Snapshot reveals what college graduates who return to school at a community college are most likely to study. Learn about graduates who subsequently enrolled in a two year university Read more about the role of community colleges in four-year degree attainment in Signature Report 5…

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The Student Pathways Report: Signature Report #5 Highlights

Listen to research highlights of our new Signature 5 Report, “Baccalaureate Attainment: A National View of the Postsecondary Outcomes of Students Who Transfer from Two-Year to Four-Year Institutions”, from Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center: “Findings from our latest Signature Report show that, community college students are largely successful when they…

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6.1 Percent of Four-year Grads Continue at Community College

Recent Decrease Reported By National Student Clearinghouse Research Center HERNDON, VA, JUNE 18, 2013 – The latest Snapshot Report™ from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ shows that 6.1 percent of students who received a bachelor’s degree in 2009-10 went on to enroll in a two-year institution within the next two academic years. This represents…

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