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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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Study: 2 in 5 Associate Degrees Lead to a Bachelor’s Degree

Inside Higher Ed, June 17, 2015 The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released a new study today that shows more than 60 percent of students who earned an associate degree when they were 20 years old or younger went on to earn a bachelor’s within six years… Read More >…

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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 Student Persistence Rate Inches Back Up: 69.6% Still Enrolled in Second Year

Nearly 70 Percent Return to Any School and Nearly 60 Percent Return to the Same School, Shows Second Annual Report by National Student Clearinghouse™ Research Center® HERNDON, VA, APR. 23, 2015 — According to the second annual Snapshot Report on persistence and retention, from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™, the percentage of first‐time students…

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Increasing Student Mobility Reshaping Pathway to a College Degree

Forty-six percent of graduates attend community colleges prior to a four-year degree; 14.6 percent move between states HERNDON, VA, MAR. 25, 2015 — Student mobility continues to play an important part in determining the paths students take to college completion, both in relation to students who enroll at community colleges en route to four-year degrees…

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STEM on the Rise: Science and Engineering Degrees Increase in the Past 10 Years

Women Lose Ground at Bachelor’s Level, Gain Ground at the Doctoral Level HERNDON, VA, JAN. 27, 2015 – In the first national-level view of science and engineering degrees awarded in 2013-14, including advanced degrees, the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ found that from 2004 to 2014, the prevalence of science and engineering (S&E) degrees increased…

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