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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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Clearinghouse helps Illinois high schools know who is enrolled in college

Journal Online, May 30, 2017 Approximately 78% of the students who graduated from Maine West High School in Des Plaines Sunday, May 22 enrolled in college last fall, according to 2016 National Student Clearinghouse statistics. However, at Maine East 40% are projected to go on to four-year institutions and 38% to two-year institutions. Read more>…

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8 Ways to Get a College Degree

Black Enterprise, May 27, 2017 If you look at college graduation rates through the lens of race, it doesn’t look good for black students. What is it that makes some students persist while others fall by the wayside? The Hechinger Report recently spoke with experts in this area, including Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University…

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Higher Education Enrollment By the Numbers

Based on Research Center’s Current Term Enrollment Estimates – Spring 2017. Published every May and December, Current Term Enrollment Estimates are based on postsecondary institutions actively submitting data to the Clearinghouse. These institutions account for nearly 97 percent of the nation’s Title IV, degree-granting enrollments.…

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Enrollments Continue to Decline at For-Profits and Community Colleges

Inside Higher Ed, May 24, 2017 National college enrollments have continued their multiyear decline, with most of the dip occurring among older undergraduates at for-profit institutions and community colleges. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which tracks 97 percent of students at federal aid-eligible institutions, found an overall national decline of 1.5 percent for this spring semester…

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Downward enrollment trend continues

Community College Daily, May 24, 2017 Enrollments at community colleges continue to slide, but the pace of the decrease has also slowed down, according to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center. Overall, spring 2017 undergraduate enrollments at all postsecondary institutions fell again compared to spring 2016 enrollments by 1.9 percent (300,000 students), according to…

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Undergraduate Enrollments Down 300,000 for Spring 2017

Declines Led by Adult Learners Enrolled in Four-Year, For-Profit Institution or a Two-Year Public College HERNDON, VA (May 24, 2017) – Spring postsecondary overall enrollments fell by more than 272,000 students compared to a year ago, led by a decline of more than 244,000 students over the age of 24 and many were enrolled in…

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What to Do When the GI Bill Won’t Cover College

SFGate, May 22, 2017 Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits cover the full cost of in-state tuition at public colleges, but only up to $22,805.34 per year at a private college. What to do: Use the GI Bill Comparison Tool to see how far your benefits will go at different schools before picking one. If your college is eligible,…

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Act Six Aims to Provide New Faces in Leadership

National College Access Network, May 19, 2017 Act Six, a leadership and scholarship program whose mission is to connect community ministries with faith- and social justice-based colleges to prepare emerging urban leaders to engage in change on the campuses they attend and in their home communities, is the latest program to be featured in a…

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Why Some States Are Making Short-Term Training Free

The Pew Charitable Trusts, May 15, 2017 In some cases, a certificate is a stepping stone to higher education. About one in four students who earn a certificate go on to earn an associate or a bachelor’s degree within six years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. But that number may be inflated,…

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Signature 13 Report Tracking Transfer: Measures of Effectiveness in Helping Community College Students to Complete Bachelor's Degrees