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Tennessee High Schools and Higher Education Institutions Can Now Send Electronic Transcripts to Each Other

National Student Clearinghouse Creates Statewide Electronic Transcript and Data Service HERNDON, VA, March 7, 2017—All Tennessee high schools are now eligible to send electronic transcript data of current or recent students among all 649 high schools, Tennessee’s higher education institutions, Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) for Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship eligibility, by joining the new…

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Wanted: Factory Workers, Degree Required

The New York Times, Jan. 30, 2017 “In our factories, there’s a computer about every 20 or 30 feet,” said Eric Spiegel, who recently retired as president and chief executive of Siemens U.S.A. “People on the plant floor need to be much more skilled than they were in the past. There are no jobs for…

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Colleges Discover the Rural Student

The New York Times, Jan. 31, 2016 Selective four-year colleges are looking for strong low- and middle-income students, but finding them is hard. In September, with the ability to identify such students from its database, the College Board sent customized guides on applying to college and for financial aid to 30,000 students in rural schools. “Better…

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Study shows significant majority of Appalachian State University students employed or continuing their education within a year of graduation

Appalachian State University News, Jan. 13, 2017 Key data are being tracked regarding the success of Appalachian State University students after they graduate, and the initial results are promising. A recent study found that 85 percent of undergraduate and nearly 100 percent of graduate alumni, tracked from Appalachian’s 2015 graduating class, were either employed or…

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National Student Clearinghouse Selects Randy Strother as Chief Enterprise Architect

HERNDON, VA (Jan. 11, 2017) – The National Student Clearinghouse announced today Randy Strother as Chief Enterprise Architect, a newly created position and senior member of the Information Technology leadership team, reporting directly to Vice President & Chief Information Officer Doug Falk. Mr. Strother is responsible for IT architecture across the enterprise while working closely…

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Older Americans Went Back To School During The Recession. Did It Pay Off?

FiveThirtyEight, Dec. 8, 2016 When Ed Morneault returned to college in 2011, two months before his 40th birthday, he didn’t just want a bachelor’s degree — he wanted a raise and a promotion. Morneault, who works as a facilities manager for the U.S. Army outside of Baltimore, first went to college immediately after high school…

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Completion and the Value of College

Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 8, 2016 The college completion agenda reaches an inflection point as the Obama administration ends and the nation increasingly focuses on jobs and college value. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center this month said the six-year completion rate grew to 54.8 percent, an increase of roughly two percentage points over the previous year.…

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Alabama Community Colleges Sign Reverse Transfer Agreement

Alabama Today, Nov. 10, 2016 Officials of the Alabama Community College System and public universities across the state announced a new agreement that will allow students to transfer credits from four-year institutions back to a two-year institution in order to complete a degree. “Many people understand that you can take courses at community colleges, transfer…

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Reverse Transfer – A Commitment to Student Success

Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Nov. 3, 2016 According to recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse, community college students who transfer without having first completed an associate degree are less likely to get a bachelor’s degree than students who graduate from the community college first—56 percent versus 72 percent degree completion, respectively. Sarah Hubbell, director…

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