The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) is the nation’s trusted source for education verification and student educational outcomes research.

More than 3,300 colleges and universities, enrolling more than 96% of all students in public and private U.S. institutions, participate in NSC. Specifically, approximate national enrolled student percentages for the following institutions are: 99% public, 93% private nonprofit, and 70% for-profit.  Only the Clearinghouse can offer FERPA-compliant access to a nationwide coverage of enrollment and degree records – encompassing more than 110 million students and growing.

With data from the NSC you can track the following for your post-secondary students:

  • Date of enrollment in college/university
  • Enrollment status and major
  • Graduation date and degree


AzCAN members are eligible to receive a discounted rate of $0.30 per student record. Typically, high schools and outreach programs would need a yearly subscription with the National Student Clearinghouse, which can range from $425 to $2,500 in cost. Education Forward Arizona has a membership and is able to submit for you! This is especially beneficial for small organizations.


The National Student Clearinghouse tracks the enrollment and graduation data of your students and AzCAN members are eligible to submit a request for student data to Education Forward Arizona twice a year and we will then submit the request to the National Student Clearinghouse on your behalf. We submit twice per year, in late August and late November. To participate, your school/district/organization will need to sign an MOU agreement with Education Forward Arizona. These MOUs are good for three years. The National Student Clearinghouse will then compare the request files with its national database and provide matches on the enrollment and academic achievements of those students back to AzCAN for distribution to the requesting organizations.


Contact AzCAN at or by calling 602-687-7450.