National Student Clearinghouse

National Student Clearinghouse Formed in 1993, the nonprofit National Student Clearinghouse is the nation's trusted source for education verification and student outcomes research.
The National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit formed in 1993, is the trusted source for and leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic education record exchanges. The Clearinghouse serves as a single point of contact for the collection and timely exchange of accurate and comprehensive enrollment, degree, and certificate records on behalf of its more than 3,600 participating higher education institutions, which represent 99 percent of all students in public and private U.S. institutions. The Clearinghouse also provides thousands of high schools and districts with continuing collegiate enrollment, progression, and completion statistics on their alumni. Through its verification, electronic exchange, and reporting services, the Clearinghouse saves the education community cumulatively over $750 million annually. Most Clearinghouse services are provided to colleges and universities at little or no charge, including enhanced transcript and research services, enabling institutions to redistribute limited staff and budget resources to more important student service efforts. Clearinghouse services are designed to facilitate an institution’s compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, The Higher Education Act, and other applicable laws. The Clearinghouse has signed the Student Privacy Pledge and is the first recipient of iKeepSafe.org’s FERPA compliance badge, which was awarded to its StudentTracker for High Schools service. For more information, visit www.studentclearinghouse.org.

Celebrating student success — even in a simple letter home — can help keep low-income high achievers on track, a new EdN...
01/09/2020
Daly: Celebrating Student Success — Even in a Simple Letter Home — Can Help Keep Low-Income, High Academic Achievers on Track

Celebrating student success — even in a simple letter home — can help keep low-income high achievers on track, a new EdNavigator study finds. https://bit.ly/2R03Auu

What if a piece of mail could change a student’s academic trajectory? Nothing in education is quite so simple, of course. But what if there were relatively straightforward ways that schools, districts and states could recognize and celebrate student success — strategies that could have a meaning...

Webinars this week:Enrollment Reporting: Understanding the Submission Schedule - 1/7, 2:00 PM ETNew to the Clearinghouse...
01/06/2020

Webinars this week:
Enrollment Reporting: Understanding the Submission Schedule - 1/7, 2:00 PM ET

New to the Clearinghouse or just need a quick refresher on enrollment reporting? Learn about how enrollment reporting helps your school at 2:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 7. We'll also cover the process of submitting your file and correcting errors and warnings, and provide best practices and tips.

Register ➡️ https://bit.ly/2Rs5zJO

#ICYMI, a few stories this week in #highered: 🎓 William & Mary confronts a nationwide enrollment crisis: https://bit.ly/...
01/04/2020
William & Mary confronts a nationwide enrollment crisis

#ICYMI, a few stories this week in #highered:
🎓 William & Mary confronts a nationwide enrollment crisis: https://bit.ly/2QVp6Rl
✏️ The 4 biggest challenges to our higher education model – and what to do about them: https://bit.ly/2Q9eD5v
📚 Colleges use tech to track students' movements: https://wapo.st/39G3xwH

The College of William & Mary is in the midst of addressing what academic leaders in the commonwealth and the nation are calling an enrollment crisis.

Dozens of schools now use such technology to monitor students’ academic performance, analyze their conduct or assess the...
01/03/2020
Colleges are turning students’ phones into surveillance machines, tracking the locations of hundreds of thousands

Dozens of schools now use such technology to monitor students’ academic performance, analyze their conduct or assess their mental health. https://wapo.st/39G3xwH

The systems highlight how widespread surveillance has increasingly become a fact of life: Students “should have all the rights, responsibilities and privileges that an adult has. So why do we treat them so differently?”

Happy New Year! We look forward to working with our clients and partners on our continued journey in higher education in...
01/01/2020

Happy New Year! We look forward to working with our clients and partners on our continued journey in higher education in 2020.

The free cybersecurity curriculum and course pathway — being developed in partnership with the University of Arkansas at...
12/27/2019
Arkansas to develop statewide high-school cybersecurity program | EdScoop

The free cybersecurity curriculum and course pathway — being developed in partnership with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of Central Arkansas at Conway and the Arch Ford Education Service Cooperative’s Virtual Arkansas division — will give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in cybersecurity concepts and prepare to enter the workforce. https://bit.ly/36TbzQo

The new curriculum and courses will give students the ability to immerse themselves in industry-relevant concepts and prepare for future careers.

12/26/2019
December Compliance Tip

To adhere to NSLDS reporting requirements, it’s important to
1) Keep your records updated
2) Report student status changes with an accurate effective date as swiftly as possible to the Clearinghouse.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Zi7XF8

12/24/2019
Warm Wishes this Holiday Season

Happy Holidays from the Clearinghouse! Our office will be closed from December 25-27 and will re-open on Monday, December 30.

ICYMI, a few stories this week in Higher Ed: 🎓 The growing profile on non-degree credentials: https://bit.ly/2tEZoIH✏ AA...
12/21/2019
The Growing Profile of Non-Degree Credentials: Diving Deeper into ‘Education Credentials Come of Age’

ICYMI, a few stories this week in Higher Ed:
🎓 The growing profile on non-degree credentials: https://bit.ly/2tEZoIH
✏ AACRAO and CollegeSource join forces for industry-wide higher education institutional policy portal: https://bit.ly/34GCMEC
📚 Fewer students are going to college, here's why that matters: https://n.pr/2s6TTSD

The world of credentialing is changing fast. Employer needs have evolved in concert with improving hiring support technologies. Higher education institutions are now in a difficult position, responding to changing employer and student demands for credentials that signal job readiness. In Educational...

A survey conducted by Strada Education Network in partnership with Gallup and Lumina Foundation revealed that most peopl...
12/20/2019
Why adults quit college and how to bring them back

A survey conducted by Strada Education Network in partnership with Gallup and Lumina Foundation revealed that most people who “stop out” of school want to keep learning, but need financial help, advice, flexible schedules, and other support to get back on track and to balance work and studies. #SomeCollegeNoDegree
https://bit.ly/2ZbwyeP

The survey supported by Lumina Foundation and the Strada Education Network features interviews with more than 40,000 people.

In all but three states, students need to work at least 15 hours a week to afford the net price of college, the report f...
12/18/2019
Students Can’t Afford to Work Their Way Through College, Report Finds

In all but three states, students need to work at least 15 hours a week to afford the net price of college, the report found. In some states, like New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, the number is as high as 40 hours a week, a full work schedule. https://bit.ly/2SbHlns

The idea that a college student can work their way through school at minimum wage is a myth, according to a new report from The Education Trust, a college access advocacy organization.

Over the past eight years, college enrollment nationwide has fallen about 11%. Every sector — public state schools, comm...
12/17/2019
Fewer Students Are Going To College. Here's Why That Matters

Over the past eight years, college enrollment nationwide has fallen about 11%. Every sector — public state schools, community colleges, for-profits and private liberal arts schools — has felt the decline, though it has been especially painful for small private colleges, where, in some cases, institutions have been forced to close. #NSClearinghouseResearch https://n.pr/2EpfU1p

College enrollment continues to decline, according to data released Monday. Small colleges have been forced to close; others are getting creative when it comes to finding and keeping students.

ICYMI, a few stories this week in Higher Ed: 🎓 Completion rates rising, slowly: https://bit.ly/34gpFd2✏ ReUp Education n...
12/14/2019
Innovator of the Year: ReUp Education

ICYMI, a few stories this week in Higher Ed:
🎓 Completion rates rising, slowly: https://bit.ly/34gpFd2
✏ ReUp Education named Education Dive Innovator of the Year: https://bit.ly/34hHybh
📚 The cost of college increased by more than 25% in the last 10 years—here’s why: https://cnb.cx/2YK6QO6

The company has helped colleges bring back more than 10,000 stopped-out students to date through its mix of automated messaging and human coaches.

Using StudentTracker, Riverside County Office of Education was able to show that it increased the number of students ann...
12/12/2019
Riverside County Improves Students’ Postsecondary Success - Clearinghouse Today Blog

Using StudentTracker, Riverside County Office of Education was able to show that it increased the number of students annually enrolling in college from 15,066 to 18,274 (out of over 32,000 graduating seniors). In 2018, there were an additional 3,208 college enrollees which showed that more students weren’t just graduating – they were, in fact, meeting the requirements for college enrollment 👏 #StudentTracker #NSClearinghouseResearch https://bit.ly/2YOSe09

California’s Riverside County Office of Education Improves Students’ Postsecondary Success with Data and Education Insights

“The completion rate has been on a steady rise since the 2009 cohort year as the post-recession cohorts of first-time en...
12/10/2019
National Six-Year Completion Rate Rises to 59.7 Percent - Clearinghouse Today Blog

“The completion rate has been on a steady rise since the 2009 cohort year as the post-recession cohorts of first-time entering students have trended younger and more full-time,” said Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. “In addition, the results suggest that institutional efforts to improve retention, progression and success from the start of each student’s college career are increasingly effective.” https://bit.ly/2Yy9u9L

The overall national six-year completion rate reached 59.7% for the fall 2013 cohort, according to a newly released report.

Do you know where your high school graduates have enrolled? Join StudentTracker for High School Product Manager John Sch...
12/09/2019

Do you know where your high school graduates have enrolled? Join StudentTracker for High School Product Manager John Schiappa tomorrow at 2:00 PM ET to understand the importance of high school graduates' first enrollment after high school. Register now: https://bit.ly/34bavWw #ClearinghouseAcademy

Just 19 percent of rural Americans hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared with an average of 33 percent nationwide...
12/09/2019
In rural America, too few roads lead to college success - Focus

Just 19 percent of rural Americans hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared with an average of 33 percent nationwide. https://bit.ly/2sefLeI

Here’s a surprising fact: Students from America’s rural communities graduate from high school at rates higher than the national average. Fully 80 percent of them finish 12th grade, just a shade below the 81 percent who graduate from more prosperous suburban schools. Making up about 14 percent of...

#ICYMI, a few stories this week: 📚 Improve student outcomes with data partnerships, UT researchers urge: https://bit.ly/...
12/07/2019
Improve student outcomes with data partnerships, UT researchers urge | EdScoop

#ICYMI, a few stories this week:
📚 Improve student outcomes with data partnerships, UT researchers urge: https://bit.ly/2DRGzng
✏ Filling cybersecurity workforce gap is education's responsibility: https://bit.ly/368LI6B
🎓 Affluent students borrow more for college, report finds: https://bit.ly/2rcvcUA

A new report outlines how a partnership between the UT System and the U.S. Census Bureau is advancing data-driven policy that puts students first.

Webinars next week:💻 Reverse Transfer: Streamling the Process, 12/9 @ 2:00 PM ET💻 StudentTracker for High Schools: First...
12/06/2019

Webinars next week:
💻 Reverse Transfer: Streamling the Process, 12/9 @ 2:00 PM ET
💻 StudentTracker for High Schools: First Fall Enrollment, 12/10 @ 2:00 PM ET
💻 Transcript Center: Download Best Practices for Colleges & Universities, 12/10 @ 2:00 PM ET
Register ➡️ https://bit.ly/2Rs5zJO

12/05/2019
NLSDS Requirements and Best Practices

How can your insitutiton avoid reporting incorrect enrollment data to the Clearinghouse? Attend our webinar today at 2:00 PM ET to learn about NSLDS requirements and Enrollment Reporting best practices!

Who should attend? Postsecondary Registrar Office staff, Postsecondary Enrollment Services staff, Postsecondary Financial Aid Office staff, Postsecondary Institutional Effectiveness who work with Title IV student aid compliance, and Postsecondary Institution Compliance staff.

Register now: https://bit.ly/2Lr9GlC

“It was really interesting to glean information from those schools’ strengths by calling the principals and asking, ‘Wha...
12/02/2019
Why a National Peer Comparison of High School Data is Useful - Clearinghouse Today Blog

“It was really interesting to glean information from those schools’ strengths by calling the principals and asking, ‘What are you doing?’” Gil Compton of Riverside County Office of Education said. Learn how #StudentTracker can help your school improve students’ postsecondary outcomes: https://bit.ly/2rQVyuV

Gil Compton of the Riverside County Office of Education shares insights on using StudentTracker for High Schools

Webinars this week:💻12/4: Enrollment Reporting: G from Degree Process (30 minutes)💻12/5: Compliance Reporting: NSLDS Req...
12/02/2019

Webinars this week:
💻12/4: Enrollment Reporting: G from Degree Process (30 minutes)
💻12/5: Compliance Reporting: NSLDS Requirements and Enrollment Reporting Best Practices (45 minutes)
Learn more & register: https://bit.ly/2rnDPex

We're thankful for the opportunity to help serve the education and workforce communities and all learners. From the Clea...
11/28/2019

We're thankful for the opportunity to help serve the education and workforce communities and all learners. From the Clearinghouse family to yours,
#HappyThanksgiving! Our office will re-open on Monday, December 2nd.

ICYMI, a few stories this week: 🎓 4 reasons why students don't receive degrees they've earned: https://bit.ly/2rmrpU3✏ N...
11/23/2019
4 Reasons Why Students Don’t Receive the Degrees They’ve Earned - EdSurge News

ICYMI, a few stories this week:
🎓 4 reasons why students don't receive degrees they've earned: https://bit.ly/2rmrpU3
✏ New model for measuring the value of postsecondary education: https://bit.ly/2KMUhMd
📚 U.S. Department of Education rolls out new college scorecard: https://bit.ly/2qAO6E0

Millions of Americans have earned some college credit but no degree. Some experts think institutions of higher education—not former students—are ...

Fewer foreign students headed to the U.S. for undergraduate and nondegree education, with those groups declining year-ov...
11/22/2019
Fewer international students head to US for 3rd-straight year

Fewer foreign students headed to the U.S. for undergraduate and nondegree education, with those groups declining year-over-year by 1.5% and 5.7%, respectively. Despite those trends, the number of international students in the U.S. reached a record high of 1.1 million in 2018-19, a year-over-year increase of 0.5%. https://bit.ly/2KMqqn2

A trade war with China and unwelcoming visa policies likely played a role in the declines, which could hurt colleges' bottom lines. 

Over the past fives years, a lot has been written about #blockchain and its possible impact on higher education. We're w...
11/21/2019
The Clearinghouse’s Blockchain Technology Exploration - National Student Clearinghouse

Over the past fives years, a lot has been written about #blockchain and its possible impact on higher education. We're working to evaluate the use of blockchain technology to produce a permanent, verifiable record of learning and skills certifications. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2XBQCWW

For years, the National Student Clearinghouse has monitored blockchain technology as it has matured and is investigating the most pertinent use cases to the education and workforce communities.

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