Why is NC-SARA's Data Collection Important?
Collecting, reporting and analyzing data about the interstate delivery of distance education are important parts of NC-SARA's mission. Data collection and reporting help measure the impact of SARA. Within the enrollment report, the data helps answer the question of which institutions are enrolling online students and where those students are located. For the out-of-state learning placement report, the data is helping us to understand how many students are participating in out-of-state learning activities (now covered by SARA) and how those activities span various program areas. The reports that NC-SARA produces yearly on these topics are available for public consumption, as is the raw data; both are frequently cited in national publications.
2020 Data Reporting Window
Data Reporting Window Extended to June 30, 2020 - click here to read the announcement.
2020 time frame to report 2019 enrollments and placements is May 15, 2020 through June 15, 2020.
2020 Data Resources
NC-SARA Data Reports
2018 Out-Of-State Learning Placements Reporting
2018 Enrollments Reporting
2017 NC-SARA Collection of Enrollment Data - February 14, 2017
2017 Enrollments Reporting
2016 Inaugural Enrollments Reporting
Data Resources for Previous Years
2019 NC-SARA Data Reporting Handbook - Revised as of April 1, 2019.
2019 Sample Placement Reporting Matrix - An aid in reporting Out-of-State Learning Placements
2019 Data Sharing Agreement - Revised spring 2019