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ERIC Number: ED558754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul-29
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Reporting of NSC Additional (A2) Data Elements. Updated July 29, 2014
National Student Clearinghouse
Since the 2008-09 academic year, the National Student Clearinghouse has provided its participating institutions with the option to include 13 additional data elements in their enrollment submissions. These additional data elements help make Clearinghouse data more comprehensive and enable StudentTracker? participants to utilize a more robust data set, thus gaining a greater understanding of prospective, current, and former students. Additionally, postsecondary institutions are eligible to receive StudentTracker for free when three particular data elements are populated for more than half of the students in their enrollment submissions: Class/Credential Level, College Student ID, and Current Major or CIP Code. (To receive StudentTracker for free, an institution must also participate in the free DegreeVerify? and EnrollmentVerify? services.) Since it is optional for institutions to report these elements, researchers may find it helpful to know how frequently these elements have been reported. The subsequent pages of this document provide this information for the last six academic years, disaggregated by institutional sector. In this analysis, the denominator is the number of distinct student-school enrollment combinations submitted to the Clearinghouse for any given academic year (based on the term begin date of an enrollment record). It should be noted that a typical postsecondary institution submits enrollment data to the Clearinghouse multiple times throughout the year. This analysis considers only the most recently reported enrollment record for any student-school combination in any given year.
National Student Clearinghouse. 2300 Dulles Station Boulevard Suite 300, Herndon, VA 20171. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center