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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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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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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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Spring Term Brings Lower College Enrollments

Spring 2013 experienced a 2.3 percent drop in college enrollment, including a notable rate of decrease among adult learners and female students. Our spring 2013 Current Term Estimates Report shows that the nation is still shedding college students – and at a faster pace. Check out our report findings, including by gender, age group, region,…

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Spring College Enrollment Drops 2.3 Percent

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Releases First-Ever National Spring Current Term Enrollment Estimates HERNDON, VA, MAY 16, 2013 – As millions of college students prepare to graduate, today the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ released a report that reveals that the nation is still shedding college students and at a faster rate. The latest estimates…

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The College Gender Gap

For the past 35 years, women have consistently outpaced men in college enrollment and the trend doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. Our fall 2012 term report revealed that there are currently 30 percent more women than men in college.…

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College Graduation Rates, Arizona

We’ve tracked college success across state lines! From east to west coast, our Research Center found several interesting college graduation trends in its Signature Report on state college completion, released in winter 2012-13.…

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College Graduation Rates, Minnesota

We’ve tracked college success across state lines! From east to west coast, our Research Center found several interesting college graduation trends in its Signature Report on state college completion, released in winter 2012-13.…

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College Graduation Rates, North Dakota

We’ve tracked college success across state lines! From east to west coast, our Research Center found several interesting college graduation trends in its Signature Report on state college completion, released in winter 2012-13.…

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College Graduation Rates, Virginia

We’ve tracked college success across state lines! From east to west coast, our Research Center found several interesting college graduation trends in its Signature Report on state college completion, released in winter 2012-13.…

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Road to College Success

Explore the full range of pathways taken by today’s college students, including “invisible” student groups previously ignored by traditional graduation rate calculations. Read the top four college enrollment and completion trends learned from our Signature Report series. Learn About Signature Reports…

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