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National Student Clearinghouse Overview

Herndon, VA
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Colleges & Universities
$50 to $100 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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    I have been working at National Student Clearinghouse full-time (Less than a year)


    -AMAZING benefit package (2-1 401k match, costco and AAA reimbursement, insurance, and more)
    -nice, kind employees
    -a ton of employee events
    -employee run committees
    -clear, straightforward career path
    -CEO is very enthusiastic about the company and his employees


    -sometimes there can be confusion with upper management but communication is key

    Advice to Management

    -be more willing to speak about some of the problems that are stated on this page
    -be open to employees about what is going on

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National Student Clearinghouse Photos

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National Student Clearinghouse Interviews



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    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at National Student Clearinghouse.


    I went through a temp agency. Worked as a temp for a few months. Interview for an internal position. I was asked about my philosophy in customer service. Interview was scheduled abruptly for the next day. Overall awkward. I knew the position was slated for a permanent coworker. It very much felt like a game. Did not get the position. Later offered my current job .

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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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