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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.

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    I have been working at National Student Clearinghouse part-time (More than 3 years)


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    Time constraints due, in part to part-time status--my choice.

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    Please continue the great work.

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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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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at National Student Clearinghouse.


    Video Behavioral Interview only, its an automated process where the question is prompted and you record yourself answering it. Some of the questions are about who you are, what you are intending to do with your career, and what you want you want out of the internship.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at NSC? Tell us about yourself, name a time... typical behavioral questions. I believe there were 7   Answer Question
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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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