Founded in 1993 by the higher education community, the National Student Clearinghouse® relieves the administrative burdens and costs related to student data reporting and exchange.
We are a 501(c)(4) nonprofit and nongovernmental organization and the leading provider of educational reporting, data exchange, verification, and research services. The services we offer have been provided at the request of our participating institutions to enable them to better serve their students. Our work — performed in a trusted, secure and private environment — provides numerous time- and cost-saving benefits to students, schools, administrators, and requestors.
Through our research arm, the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we provide educators and policymakers with accurate longitudinal data on student outcomes to enable informed decision making.
Clearinghouse services are designed to facilitate an institution's compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, The Higher Education Act, and other applicable laws.