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StudentTracker 3.0 is Coming!

We’re hard at work on a major upgrade of our StudentTracker® service. Get the latest information on the improvements you can expect to see from StudentTracker 3.0.

StudentTracker is the only nationwide source of independently verified college enrollment and degree data. Thousands of colleges and universities nationwide regularly provide enrollment and graduation data to the National Student Clearinghouse. The data covers nearly all students enrolled in public and private U.S. postsecondary institutions. You can use StudentTracker to query our participating institutions’ student data to perform all types of educational research and analyses. And, in the future, you will be able to do even more!

How Will StudentTracker 3.0 Benefit Me?

StudentTracker 3.0 will offer an easier way for you to access and interact with student data — all from an intuitive, modern, user-friendly interface. You will benefit in several ways:

  • It will be easier to submit data to StudentTracker
  • The system will be more efficient
  • A new set of robust standardized reports will be available to all StudentTracker subscribers
  • The platform will offer a simpler, more streamlined, interactive user experience
  • It will include expanded data sets to enrich reports, as they become available

The StudentTracker 3.0 Development Timeline

Phase 0 – completed


In Phase 0, the Clearinghouse:

  • Designed the proposed application and data architecture
  • Secured the necessary feedback loops from key 3rd-party partners, like NCAN and others
  • Assembled a client advisory committee from across our different StudentTracker client groups
  • Built early front-end design flows
  • Hired the necessary technical resources in both our Herndon, Virginia, headquarters and our technical hub in Pittsburgh
  • Finalized project funding

Phase 1 – current


Phase 1 is focused on our StudentTracker for High Schools service. Here are some of the key things we are working on in Phase 1:

  • Easier, more flexible file submission process (no more mandated use of FTP!)
  • Single landing page through which clients can access appealing charts and reports that show the most often-requested data right away
  • Addition of a new student-level detail report, featuring one row per student (existing student-level detail report will still be available)
  • Engaging visualizations and interactivity, making it easier for you to work with your data and extract insights
  • Account transparency so you can see file submission status, all users, subscription end date, and a list of participating high schools
  • Single student search feature

Phase 2 and Phase 3 – future


In Phases 2 and 3, the Clearinghouse will focus on improving the platform and rolling it out to all StudentTracker subscribers. Here are some examples of the kinds of work we will be doing in these future phases:

  • Ensure interoperability, so that the platform can adapt to future innovations
  • Consolidate the different client types into one, streamlined platform that serves all StudentTracker subscribers
  • Enrich our data sets through expanded partnerships including Industry Credentials, employment, and enlistment data
  • Create community groups so you can learn best practices from other StudentTracker subscribers
  • Bolster insights by connecting StudentTracker 3.0 with the Postsecondary Data Partnership

We would like to thank the funding partners:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation