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National Student Clearinghouse Overview

Herndon, VA
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Colleges & Universities
$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. Our work saves the education ... Read more

Mission: The mission of the National Student Clearinghouse is to serve the education and workforce communities and all learners with access to trusted data, related services, and insights.

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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    Supportive environment that encourages employee growth by providing tools and focused gameplans for upward mobility. Unbelievable benefits and the company is very supportive of work life balance. Goals and targets are clearly stated for team members and expectations are challenging but fair.


    Alignment on priorities across the organization based on the challenges of being a small non profit organization.

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National Student Clearinghouse Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at National Student Clearinghouse.


    One phone interview and then received an offer.

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National Student Clearinghouse Awards & Accolades

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

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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