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The National Student Clearinghouse’s enrollment report highlighted quite a few interesting factoids.About 20 million students are enrolled at American colleges (Table 1) 7.7 million of them are over age 24 (Table 3) Women outnumber men by about 3 million (Table 4) Enrollment at for-profit colleges is down 7.2% from last year (Table 1) Tweet Continue Reading »
What happens after high school? About two in five Connecticut high school graduates go on to earn a college degree or certificate within six years, according to data from the National Student Clearinghouse. State officials requested and compiled the data, some of which was previously unavailable, to distribute to policymakers. Education Sector’s Amy Laitinen has previously emphasized the Continue Reading »
Jay Matthews has a new story explaining how Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jerry Weast is using the National Student Clearinghouse, a data repository with college-level records for 92 percent of all college students in the country, to find how graduates of his high schools perform in college:
Among the pieces of paper [Weast] unloaded during a recent visit was a bContinue Reading »
Fairly high-profile coverage today of Sec. Spellings’ recent speech on higher education, most prominently the lead above-the-fold piece in USA Today, along with articles in the WaPost, NYTimes, Chronicle, and InsiderHigherEd.
Most of the coverage noted the lack of outrage from the higher education community; after months of rumblings and complaints about the Secretary’s reforContinue Reading »