This report is the first comprehensive report to assess the effects of the pandemic on student transfer during the entire academic year, in which 2.1 million undergraduate students transferred to a college other than their last enrolled institution between July 2020 and June 2021.
Transfer Enrollment Decline of Nearly 10% from Last Spring Marks Steepest Drop Since the Pandemic Started
With 94% of Clearinghouse institutions reporting, transfer enrollment at community colleges continues to be hit hardest by the pandemic, regardless of student group, gender, race and ethnicity, or age, while public four-year institutions remain the least affected among all sectors.
The Clearinghouse, in collaboration with the Association for Institutional Research, has developed a new series of tutorials to help Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP) users better understand and get the most out of their PDP service.
The Clearinghouse is inviting colleges and universities to participate in a pilot project to assess how data and insights may help re-enroll former students.
Doug Shapiro, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, discusses the state of higher education amid the pandemic, specifically the effect of the pandemic on college access for students, and the future of the higher education in 2021 and beyond.
During December, the Research Center delivered four very important reports to benefit colleges, universities, high schools, and policy leaders about fall 2020 enrollment trends throughout the nation.
Recent data suggests that students of color, including Native Americans, in particular, may be especially at risk. What’s driving this enrollment decline?
The national six-year completion rate appears to have reached a plateau, showing the smallest increase of the last five years, a 0.3 percentage point growth to 60.1 percent, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Undergraduate enrollment is down 4.4% while graduate enrollment is up 2.9% compared to the same time last year. Overall, postsecondary enrollment this fall is 3.3% lower.
Discover the postsecondary enrollment, transfer, mobility, and progress data that will quantify the impact of COVID-19 on higher education in the United States.