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State is the latest Clearinghouse customer of high school diploma verification service

HERNDON, VA (March 27, 2023) – The National Student Clearinghouse today announced that it has contracted with Rhode Island’s Department of Education to provide the Clearinghouse’s DiplomaVerify℠ high school diploma verification services to the 67 high schools statewide.

“The Clearinghouse is pleased to offer our verification services to Rhode Island to support their high schools and students,” said Phil Smith, Senior Manager, Secondary Education Business Development. “With DiplomaVerify’s immediate online and FERPA-compliant high school diploma verifications, Rhode Island schools will benefit from the reduction of manual work, which will free time for their counselors so they can spend it with students. Another benefit for the schools is that their graduates will qualify for jobs faster.”

Rhode Island’s Department of Education understood the benefits of a statewide contract due to its longstanding history with the Clearinghouse as a trusted partner for its student data and information services under a secure platform. Other benefits were the efficiency of the work that will be offloaded by the service to provide immediate online verifications.

DiplomaVerify uses data that a school, district, or consortium currently submits to the Clearinghouse to give employers 24-7 online access to diploma verifications. The service helps to reduce the time a school spends on verification work and is offered for those schools that have the StudentTracker® for High Schools customers.

The DiplomaVerify is used to verify high school diplomas for high education institutions and many employers, including those in government, the military, healthcare, and retail.

About the National Student Clearinghouse

The National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit formed in 1993, is the trusted source for and leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic education record exchanges. Besides working with nearly 3,600 postsecondary institutions, the Clearinghouse also provides thousands of high schools and districts with continuing collegiate enrollment, progression, and completion statistics on their alumni.

Education partners throughout the nation trust the National Student Clearinghouse because they know we take our commitment to student privacy very seriously. We have maintained the confidentiality and privacy of the student records in our care since our beginning in 1993. The Clearinghouse is scrupulous in its concern for student privacy and compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects students’ privacy rights in their education records. For more details, visit