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National Student Clearinghouse Overview

Herndon, VA
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
We are a nonprofit and the acknowledged national leader in providing educational reporting, verification, and research services to thousands of colleges and high schools nationwide, as well as school districts, state education offices, and others.

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Mission: We serve the education community by facilitating the exchange and understanding of student enrollment, performance and related information.

National Student Clearinghouse – Why Work For Us?

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)(6) 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.

  • More than 3,600 colleges and universities participate in the Clearinghouse, reporting enrollment and degree information to us regularly throughout the year
  • Participants enroll 98% of all students in public and private U.S. institutions
  • Our free and low-cost services save higher education institutions over $750 million annually

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.


Our informal and friendly atmosphere encourages both teamwork and individual initiative. Clearinghouse employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, along with a high-performance and supportive working environment. We look for employees who are happy, energetic, smart, and like to help others.

The Clearinghouse values high performance and exceptional customer service while being a recognized leader in work-life balance and one of the best places to work for commuters.

National Student Clearinghouse Reviews

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  • "Growing is good"

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    I have been working at National Student Clearinghouse full-time


    Benefits (health, education, 401K), meaningful mission and the company is actually focused on it, management at all levels are focused on both success of the company and employees.


    There is a lot of change, but that's not necessarily a bad thing as long as you address the people who don't want to learn new ways to do things. Right now, some really good people are making up for the shortcomings of others.

    Advice to Management

    Seeing some of the recent comments, I felt the need to share a different perspective. If you do your job and focus on supporting the organization’s mission, you will be successful. Opportunity for personal and professional growth is plentiful if you want it and will work for it.

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National Student Clearinghouse Photos

National Student Clearinghouse photo of: STAR Award winners (Q2 FY2016-2017)
National Student Clearinghouse photo of: #Halloween 2016 decorations in our HR suite lobby. The theme this year was vampires.
National Student Clearinghouse photo of: #Halloween 2016 decorations in our HR suite lobby.
National Student Clearinghouse photo of: GMU Fall Career Fair
National Student Clearinghouse photo of: Customer Service Appreciation Week 2016
National Student Clearinghouse photo of: Wellness room
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National Student Clearinghouse Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at National Student Clearinghouse (Herndon, VA) in June 2017.


    Video interview followed by on site interview by panel of 8 people. No diversity in the panel.Looking at panel I realized I have no chance here. 6 people out of 8 were less experienced and less qualified than me

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National Student Clearinghouse Awards & Accolades

  • When Work Works Award - 2016, When Work Works, 2016
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters, Fairfax County, 2015
  • Annual Work‐Life Balance Award, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, 2012
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