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Serving the Education Community Since 1993

Founded in 1993 by the higher education community, the National Student Clearinghouse® is the source for trusted, authenticated, and secure education data insights. Our unique verification, data exchange, learner insights, and compliance services help institutions maximize time, resources, and knowledge. We power the future of education by providing educators, learners, businesses, and policymakers with the right data for the right use at the right time.

No one can match the breadth of our records, our history of data protection, and our commitment as a nonprofit to serving the interests of educators and lifelong learners. We take pride in our continued legacy of maintaining the confidentiality of the student records in our care.

Our Mission

The mission of the National Student Clearinghouse is to serve the education and workforce communities and all learners with access to trusted data and related services and insights.

By leading student data reporting and exchange, we affirm our commitment to empowering lifelong learners every day.

Our Vision

The National Student Clearinghouse aims to be the premier resource for education and workforce data, insights, and lifelong learner enablement.

To bring our vision to life, we are laying the foundation for a national data ecosystem that is secure, accessible, adaptable, efficient, scalable, and interoperable, while continuing to protect student privacy.

Our National Coverage

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Percentage of students in public and private institutions enrolled by our participants

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Percentage of secondary students enrolled in our participating high schools

Our Commitment to Privacy and Security

Our commitment to protecting data privacy has not waivered since our founding. That’s why colleges and universities as well as high schools nationwide trust the Clearinghouse with their student enrollment and academic data.

Our Team of Research Professionals

The educational landscape is constantly evolving, but the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ has you covered.

The Research Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, transforms the Clearinghouse’s unique education data into timely, easily accessible, and understandable reports. Researchers, educators, and policymakers depend on our popular reports for unbiased and actionable insights to enable informed decision-making.

Leadership

Meet the faces behind our operations, services, research initiatives, and client support.

Partners

Get to know the industry and technology leaders who partner with the Clearinghouse.

Careers

Shape the future of education by joining our team of creative thinkers, problem solvers, and trendsetters.

News

Stay up to date on everything in the works at the Clearinghouse, from our services to our research reports.

Latest Clearinghouse News

  • Postsecondary Enrollment Continues to Grow

    Undergraduate enrollment grew 2.5 percent in spring 2024 compared to the previous year (+359,000), according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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