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Rural schools join forces to make college the rule rather than the exception

Hechinger Report, Nov. 17, 2017 Meadowbrook High School, which serves 490 students from across a sprawling 128-square-mile district in Southeast Ohio, is thriving when it comes to graduation rates and participation in higher education. In just a few short years, the school has managed to create a culture in which going to college is becoming…

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Editorial: Focus on college retention will pay dividends

Williamson Daily News, Nov. 8, 2017 Kentucky public universities recently put out the call to former college students who left without a degree – come back and finish. The new Project Graduate program is making a special effort to reach out to those who have 80 or more credit hours, and offer them special assistance…

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We Need to Improve the Transfer Experience

The EvoLLLution, Oct. 31, 2017 There is a clear need to improve the experience for students who transfer. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, less than 14 percent of community college students go on to complete a bachelor’s degree in six years. Read more>…

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How to ace the transfer to a 4-year college

Associated Press, Nov. 1, 2017 Transferring from community college to a university should be as simple as basic math: Two years at the first school plus two years at the second equals a bachelor’s degree. But the equation is often more complicated. Learn more>  …

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Elon Registrar’s Office wins research award

Elon University, Nov. 1, 2017 Elon’s proposal, Mining Co-Curricular Data to Improve Retention, was selected for inclusion in the National Student Clearinghouse Research Track at AACRAO’s 27th Annual Strategic Enrollment Management conference. Read more> …

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Report: Community College Paves the Way to Four-Year Degrees

NACAC Blog, Aug. 22, 2017 The bachelor’s degree pipeline is growing stronger for community college graduates. A new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that of community college graduates who hold no previous degrees or certificates, 41 percent earn a bachelor’s degree within the next six years. Discover more>  …

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40 Percent of 2-Year College Grads Earn Bachelor’s

Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 8, 2017 Among community college graduates who hold no previous degrees or certificates, 41 percent earn a bachelor’s degree during the next six years. That’s among the findings from a new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which is able to track almost all students who enroll in U.S. colleges.…

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New Research: National and State Data on Certificates & Associate Degrees

Florida and Utah Lead the Nation, Based on Total Numbers and Percentage HERNDON, VA, Aug. 8, 2017 — The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ today released the Certificate/Associate Pathways Snapshot Report for all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on degrees awarded in 2010-11 that led to an associate or bachelor’s degree. The…

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