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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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Report Underscores Racial, Class Disparities in College Degree Attainment

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Oct. 28, 2016 Despite the increased emphasis placed in recent years on the importance of obtaining a college degree, deep disparities between rich and poor, minority and White students still persist when it comes to who goes to college as well as who finishes, new college completion figures released Thursday…

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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…

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High School Benchmarks 2016 Webinar, Oct. 27 at 2 PM Eastern

National Student Clearinghouse Blog, Oct. 18 The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ will hold a webinar on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. Eastern to release the fourth annual High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates. The report provides new data on high school graduates’ college access, persistence, and completion outcomes. Register today to attend…

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New Report Ranks States Based on Colleges’ Performance in Helping Students Transfer to Four-Year Universities and Earn Bachelor’s Degrees

Research Shows Many Community College Students Failed by Current System of Transfer NEW YORK, JAN. 19, 2016 – A new report released today by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University; the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program; and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds that across the United States, only…

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Low-Income, Urban High Schools Producing Few STEM Graduates

Education Week, October 15, 2015 Students who attend low-income, urban schools with high minority populations are earning college degrees in science, technology, engineering and math at far lower rates than are their peers from higher-income, low-minority schools in big cities and suburbs, according to a report released Thursday. Read more >…

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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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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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