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Clearinghouse Facts

Our Organization

  • The National Student Clearinghouse, a non-profit organization, was founded by the higher education community in 1993.
  • Only the Clearinghouse offers access to a nationwide coverage of enrollment and degree records — encompassing more than 197 million students and growing.
  • Our secondary education research initiative, launched in 2009, will provide the first national secondary education research and reporting system.
  • The research arm of the Clearinghouse, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, was created in 2010.

Our Participants

  • More than 3,600 colleges and universities, enrolling 98% of all students in public and private U.S. institutions, participate in the Clearinghouse
  • Our degree verification service, DegreeVerify, represents over 90% of U.S. four-year degrees.
  • More than 3,100 institutions participate in our enrollment verification service, EnrollmentVerify, representing over 90% of currently enrolled U.S. college students.
  • Hundreds of high school districts and thousands of high schools participate in the Clearinghouse.
  • All guarantors and most major student loan lenders and servicers participate in the Clearinghouse.
  • Thousands of the nation's largest employers, recruiters and background search firms have contracted with the Clearinghouse to perform secure, online academic verifications.

Our Services

  • The Clearinghouse performs more than 700 million electronic student record verifications annually.
  • More than 3.5 million degrees are confirmed through DegreeVerify each year.
  • More than 1.5 million enrollment verifications are performed through EnrollmentVerify each year.
  • Transcripts are requested for over 2 million recipients each year via our Transcript Ordering service.
  • Our free Student Self-Service program is used by more than 3 million students each year.