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The Role of Community Colleges in Postsecondary Success

By Ricardo Torres, President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse, and Noah Brown, President and CEO, Association of Community College Trustees As many of you know firsthand, community colleges educate more than 12 million students each year preparing them for their pathways to success, whether in higher education or their professional careers. They also provide critical…

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About 3.5 percent of new associate degree earners already had a bachelor’s degree

American Association of Community Colleges Data Points, June 8, 2016 The percent of associate-degree graduates with a prior credential increased from 2011–12 to 2014–15, according to a recent study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Those who already had a bachelor’s degree or higher increased over that period, from 2.9 percent to 3.5 percent.…

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Over One-Third of College Students Transfer At Least Once

Almost Half of Them Transfer More Than Once HERNDON, VA, JULY 7, 2015 – Of the 3.6 million students who entered college for the first time in fall 2008, over one third (37.2 percent) transferred to a different institution at least once within six years. Of these, almost half changed their institution more than once. Counting…

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Two in Five Associate Degrees Lead to a Bachelor’s Within Six Years

More than One in Four Certificates Lead to a Degree within Six Years HERNDON, VA, JUNE 17, 2015 – In the only national-level study of its kind, the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ examines whether undergraduate certificates and associate degrees lead to higher-level credentials. The Research Center looked at the degree attainment of students who…

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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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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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