The Clearinghouse helps educational institutions improve efficiency, reduce costs and workload, and enhance the quality-of-service they provide to their students and alumni, lending institutions, employers, and other organizations. We provide our services as an aligned agent to our participating institutions, supporting their administrative, student access, accountability, and analytical needs. Through our one-of-a-kind access to national student outcomes data and educational research services, the Clearinghouse also serves as a valuable source for longitudinal and other studies on educational progress.
Clearinghouse services comprise three areas:
Additionally, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center supports and enables the nationwide effort to use accurate longitudinal data outcomes reporting to make better informed educational policy decisions leading to improved student outcomes. As part of this important effort, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center collaborates with postsecondary and secondary institutions, K-12 school districts, educational organizations, state education offices, and the U.S. Department of Education.
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.