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The National Student Clearinghouse is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit and nongovernmental organization and the nation's trusted source for education verification and student educational outcomes research.

More than 3,600 colleges and universities, enrolling 98% of all students in public and private U.S. institutions, participate in the Clearinghouse. Participating institutions provide access to actual enrollment and degree information on each of their students to us. As a result, only the Clearinghouse can offer access to a nationwide coverage of enrollment and degree records — encompassing more than 197 million students and growing.

Through our verification and reporting services, the Clearinghouse saves higher education institutions cumulatively over 500 million dollars annually. Most Clearinghouse services are provided to colleges and universities at little or no charge, including enhanced transcript and research services, enabling institutions to redistribute limited staff and budget resources to more important student service efforts.

Today, the Clearinghouse is also the leading provider of educational reporting, verification and research on behalf of its participating institutions to the nation's colleges and high schools, student lending community, the Department of Education, state and other educational agencies, students and alumni, and thousands of employers and other organizations. 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.