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Top 5 Read 2021 Blog Posts

by NSC Blog | Jan 12, 2022 | Clearinghouse News |

The year 2021 provided the National Student Clearinghouse many opportunities to showcase how our data and services provide the education and workforce communities and all learners with access to trusted data, related services, and insights.

Here are the top five most-read 2021 blogs that featured these efforts:

The Future of Higher Education in 2021 and Beyond: Doug Shapiro, Executive Director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, discusses the state of 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.

Clearinghouse Invites Colleges, Universities to Join Pilot to Help Re-Enroll Adult Students: According to the Research Center, 36 million Americans hold some college but no degree and are no longer enrolled.

College Enrollment Declines 603,000 to 16.9 Million Students: Spring’s 2021 overall college enrollment fell to 16.9 million students from 17.5 million, marking a one-year decline of 3.5% or 603,000 students, according to a new report by the Research Center.

College Persistence Rate Drops An Unprecedented 2 Percentage Points: The Research Center released the 2021 Persistence and Retention Report showing that of the 2.6 million students who entered college as first-time freshmen in fall 2019, 74% returned to college for their second year. This rate represents a pandemic-related, unprecedented one-year drop of two percentage points in this important early student success indicator.

Save Time, Delight Your Students with Third-Party Transcript Ordering for Registrars: How many times have you needed to provide a courtesy transcript to a student who stops into your office? Or had a student contact you with an urgent need for a transcript? Third-Party Ordering for Registrars helps you easily handle these types of requests by enabling you to place transcript orders on behalf of students.

Throughout 2022, the Clearinghouse will continue to help education go further with innovative solutions that meet reporting, research, verification, transcript, and data exchange demands across the K-20 to workforce continuum.

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