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Nearly 1 in 5 Graduates from High-Poverty High Schools

2017 High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates Released HERNDON, VA (Oct. 24, 2017) – Nearly one in five graduates from high-poverty, high schools graduated college within six years of finishing high school, and one in four students from low-income schools completed a college degree within six years of their high school graduation, according…

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Annual Persistence and Retention Report, Featuring Race and Ethnicity Data for the First Time, Reveals Wide Gaps

Overall Persistence Rate Declined Slightly for Fall 2015 Entering College Students HERNDON, VA (June 16, 2017) – The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released today its annual Persistence and Retention Snapshot Report. The report, which includes race and ethnicity data for the first time, details wide gaps in first-year persistence and retention rates. Asian students…

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New Report Confirms the Large Racial Gap in College Completion Rates

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, May 1, 2017 An interesting statistic found in the report is that the college complete rate shrinks significantly for nontraditional students who entered college at an older age. For students ages 25 or older who entered college in 2010, the Black-White college completion rate gap was 12.9 percentage…

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Graduation Rates and Race

Inside Higher Ed, April 26, 2017 College completion rates vary widely along racial and ethnic lines, with black and Hispanic students earning credentials at a much lower rate than white and Asian students do, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Read more>…

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Female Mentors Can Help Level the STEM Playing Field in Higher Ed

MeriTalk, Nov. 17, 2016 From 2010 to 2020, STEM-related employment is projected to increase by 16 percent to more than 8.5 million jobs, according to the White House Council on Women and Girls. As early as 2018, the United States faces a skills shortage of 230,000 STEM employees, explains a CBS News report. However, the…

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New Report Puts Member-Served Students’ Outcomes in Context

National College Access Network, Nov. 16, 2016 The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s (NSCRC) fourth annual High School Benchmarks Report, released recently, examines the enrollment, persistence and completion outcomes of students across the country. These reports provide useful figures against which NCAN members can compare their student outcomes, especially when used in conjunction with data…

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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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High School Benchmarks 2017 National College Progression Rates