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Look into the Clearinghouse’s History, Mission, and Suite of Services

Clearinghouse Today, March 1, 2018

To learn more about our journey together for the last 25 years and what’s on the horizon, look into the Clearinghouse’s webinar about our history, purpose, and value, as well as a general overview of the services we provide that support the K-20 education continuum. Discover more>

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Low-Income Ohio County Uses Clearinghouse To Help Students Succeed

The Star Beacon, Feb. 17, 2018

Ashtabula County (Ohio) has been unable to track most students after high school to confirm their statuses and measure the job they’re doing. If students stop enrolling for college semesters, they drop of the radar. The county is, however, working with local schools and the National Student Clearinghouse for more data to better customizes their services. Learn more>

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Tuition Waivers Help Hundreds of Arizona Foster Youth Imagine a Different Future

The Chronicle of Social Change, Feb. 15, 2018

Bridging Success, an on-campus support program for students with a foster care background at Arizona State University, said it sees anywhere from 100 to 200 students each academic year, many of whom benefit from the tuition waiver. Learn more>

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Iowa District Wants Students to Reach Beyond High School

The Daily Nonpareil (Iowa), Feb. 18, 2018

Iowa is predicting that, by 2025, 68 percent of the jobs will require some education or training beyond high school. The Clearinghouse is helping Council Bluffs Community School District reach beyond high school. Learn more>

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Collaborating on Completion

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 21, 2018

A group of 100 public universities will work with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to produce hundreds of thousands of additional degrees while also reducing achievement gaps for underrepresented student groups. Learn more>

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5.5 % Decrease in First-Time College Graduates Over Age 25 Offset by Increase in Younger Graduates

Clearinghouse Today, Feb. 21, 2018

In the 2016-17 academic year, first-time graduates (associate and bachelor’s degrees combined) in the 25 and over age group dropped 5.5 percent compared to the previous year, according to the 2016-17 Undergraduate Degree Earners Report released today by National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Read more>

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The Pittsburgh Promise Reaches into the Future

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 19, 2018

Pittsburgh kids are graduating from high school, going to college and graduating from college at significantly higher rates than before The Promise. Discover more>

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New UT-Austin Online Tool Will Decrease Time to Degree

The University of Texas at Austin, Feb. 15, 2018

With a $500,000 grant from Greater Texas Foundation, The University of Texas at Austin will develop a new online tool allowing students across Texas and the nation to better understand how to transfer college credits between institutions. The tool will help solve a frustrating challenge currently faced by many students, families and educators, allowing faster times to degree completion and saving money on tuition.

UT Austin is developing this pathbreaking project in partnership with community colleges and universities across Texas, as well as multiple national partners including the National Student Clearinghouse. Read more>

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The Common Application Announces Early Adopters of New Transfer Application

The Common Application, Feb. 15, 2018

A report by The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center tracking students over a 6-year period notes, “Among those students who do transfer, 45 percent transfer more than once. The greatest number of transfer students come from two-year public colleges—almost 40 percent of transfers originate from these institutions.” In response, The Common Application has announced that it has launched its early adopter program for the new Common App for transfer. Learn more>

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Giving Community College Students Computers Won’t Set Them up for Greater Success

Campus Technology, Feb. 12, 2018

Handing out computers to incoming community college students won’t influence their success in higher education, maintaining jobs or lifting earnings. Learn more>

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Educational Attainment Is Up, but Gaps Remain

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 12, 2018

New data from the Lumina Foundation show that in 2016, 46.9 percent of Americans aged 25 to 64 had a postsecondary degree or certificate. Read more.

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Why Transfer Mission Matters

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 5, 2018

Community colleges may not be the obvious route to a four-year degree to some observers, but in states like Florida and California, the transfer role is essential to the states’ ability to produce bachelor’s degrees. And they particularly help minority and low-income students earn bachelor’s degrees. Learn more>

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Data-Savvy College Presidents ‘Remain the Exception’

Campus Technology, Jan. 17, 2018

In higher education, according to a new report, data-savvy leaders “remain the exception, not the rule.” In The Data-Enabled Executive: Using Analytics for Student Success and Sustainability, the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Center for Policy Research and Strategy suggested that colleges and universities that have successfully “harnessed” data are improving their student outcomes, promoting equity and inclusion, and optimizing resourcing strategies. Read more>

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Utah Valley University: Transfer Under One Roof

Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 16, 2018

While policy makers push vocational education as an alternative to the bachelor’s degree, Utah Valley University does both as a dual-role community college and university that enrolls 37,000 students. Read the story>

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Missouri adopts performance-based funding for higher education

Washington Examiner, Jan. 7, 2018

The Coordinating Board for Higher Education in Missouri approved a plan on Tuesday that links 10 percent of all state funding for publicly-funded colleges to their performance. This performance-based portion of the funding will be determined by metrics such as degree completion, budget practices, and job-placement rates. Read more>

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Even with help, Olympic athletes struggle to balance their sports with college

Hechinger Report, Jan. 5, 2018

Olympic athletes and hopefuls may comprise only a tiny handful of the nontraditional-age adults trying to get higher educations. But their struggles with finding the money and time to do it, among other problems, offer a surprising, high-performance illustration of the problems legions of older students face in common. Read more>

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Who Is Studying Online (and Where)

Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 5, 2018

The number of college students enrolled in at least one online course — and the proportion of all enrolled students who are studying online — continued to rise at U.S. institutions in the 2016 academic year, newly released federal data show. Discover more>

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Eastern Wyoming College to Offer Electronic Transcripts

StarHerald.com, Jan. 5, 2018

The Eastern Wyoming College Records Office will no longer be sending paper transcripts of student’s grades to transferring colleges and universities, potential employers, and others. The new agreement with the National Student Clearinghouse will allow for the issuance of transcripts electronically which will decrease the time necessary for sending and receiving transcripts. Learn more>

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Idaho college enrollment continues to increase

Idaho Ed News, Jan. 3, 2018

Idaho’s college enrollment numbers surpassed a milestone — and defied a downward national trend. Idaho’s undergraduate enrollment totaled 100,851, according to fall 2017 statistics from the National Student Clearinghouse. In clearing the 100,000 plateau, Idaho also saw a 1.6 percent enrollment increase. Read more>


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As Flow of Foreign Students Wanes, U.S. Universities Feel the Sting

The New York Times, Jan. 2, 2018

Just as many universities believed that the financial wreckage left by the 2008 recession was behind them, campuses across the country have been forced to make new rounds of cuts, this time brought on, in large part, by a loss of international students. Read the story>

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Snapshot Report 32: Yearly Success and Progress Rates