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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

Do you have questions about StudentTracker 3.0? Are you interested in being a beta tester?
Contact us now.

Read our FAQs for secondary subscribers to learn more about StudentTracker 3.0.

Thank You, Beta Testers!

The Clearinghouse would like to thank the following secondary institutions for their help beta testing the first, limited release of StudentTracker 3.0.

Big Picture Educational Academy CA
Bishop McNamara High School MD
Center for Educational Performance and Information MI
Consolidated High School District 230 IL
Cristo Rey Network IL
Eastern Suffolk BOCES NY
Ector County Independent School District TX
John Henry High School CA
KIPP Texas Public Schools TX
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education MA
Math and Science College Preparatory School CA
Mead School District 354 WA
Mesa Unified School District 4 AZ
Oakland Charter High School CA
Oakland Unity High School CA
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Government of the District of Columbia DC
Round Rock Independent School District TX
Shawnee Mission Unified School District KS
Sheboygan Area School District WI

The StudentTracker 3.0 Development Timeline

April 2022

Beta testing of the following functionality:

Subscribers can log in and see their own dashboard/landing page


Interactive completions outcomes using current postsecondary data. No more effective dates and no more waiting until six years after students graduate! Users can select:

  • Different high school graduation cohorts
  • Demographic data elements, if provided by institution

Student-Level Detail Report available on-demand – Includes all data columns on the current StudentTracker for High Schools report, plus three new data fields:

  1. CIP Codes for enrollment and degree
  2. Class Level (college class indicator)
  3. Degree Mapping

Dual enrollment records are included.

Account Management

  • General Information tab
  • Service Agreement tab
  • Participating Organizations tab
  • User tab


Summer 2022

You should submit your high school graduate data in the existing format via FTP (i.e., most recent class and historical data, if not yet submitted) so your data will be available when the functionality is ready.

Spring 2023*

The functionality below will be rolled out in stages throughout spring 2023.


Remaining visualizations for Enrollment and Retention/Persistence


  • CSV of raw data for Enrollment, Retention/persistence, and Completers
  • Analysis-Ready report
  • Interactive top 25 colleges first attended report

Student Search

Single student search

*Revised Date

Summer 2023

File intake enhancements

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