EAB and Clearinghouse Partner to Boost College Degree Completion
Combination of Clearinghouse data and EAB expertise will help more students earn bachelor’s degrees
39.6 percent of the nation’s learners who started college in 2010 did not earn an undergraduate degree or certificate after eight years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Many would like to complete their studies but face obstacles, financial or otherwise, that can seem overwhelming.
Through a new partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse, EAB can now help its member schools identify learners who once expressed interest in or attended their college or university, but never earned a degree from any institution of higher learning. Those schools can then present options to learners who may be looking to transfer or resume their undergraduate studies.
“The pathway to graduation is not always easy, particularly for those who transfer, attend multiple schools, or find themselves stopping out or dropping to part-time while working or caring for family members,” said Jonell Sanchez, vice president of education solutions for the National Student Clearinghouse. “The Clearinghouse is happy to work with EAB to help improve student outcomes across the hundreds of colleges and universities EAB supports.”
As part of the partnership, EAB member schools gain complimentary access to the Clearinghouse’s StudentTracker ® Premium service beginning immediately. The data and accompanying analysis are expected to help shape their 2019-2020 enrollment campaigns.
“Helping schools find, engage, and enroll the right students is fundamental to EAB’s mission,” said Chris Marett, president of enrollment services at EAB. “Our agreement with the Clearinghouse provides our member institutions the ability to identify students who have completed some college, reach out to them with information tailored to their unique circumstances, and ultimately help them succeed.”
“Many colleges lack the in-house expertise required to motivate dropouts and potential transfers to achieve their educational ambitions,” said Scott Verzyl, associate vice president for enrollment management and dean of undergraduate admissions at the University of South Carolina. “What these students need most is clear information on financial aid, transferrable credits, and flexible scheduling options. EAB has proven its ability to craft and deliver that information to potential applicants at the right time and in the best format.”
“The Clearinghouse is happy to work with EAB to help improve student outcomes across the hundreds of colleges and universities EAB supports.”
Vice President of Education Solutions for the National Student Clearinghouse