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College Completion Rates Recover After Slide

Inside Higher Ed, 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 are now on an upward trajectory. Read the Inside Higher Ed story.…

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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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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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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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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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Signature Report 12 State Supplement