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
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
NC-SARA Data Reporting Webinar: It’s Data Time! (April 4, 2019)
This NC-SARA webinar will provide details about the 2019 data collection and reporting requirements for SARA participating institutions. Beginning in 2019 Out-of-State Learning Placement reporting will be required in addition to distance education enrollment reporting. NC-SARA staff will provide details regarding changes in reporting requirements, show highlights of updates in the data reporting forms used, and answer frequently asked questions regarding annual SARA reporting. Ample time will be provided to answer your questions.
2019 Data Reporting Webinar Recording Download
2019 Data Reporting Webinar Slides
2019 Data Reporting Webinar Q&A
NC-SARA Enrollment and Out-of-State Learning Placements Reporting Webinar (November 14, 2018)
This webinar was co-presented by NC-SARA and WCET-SAN (State Authorization Network) and was a wonderful opportunity to hear from both NC-SARA staff on the data reports and from institutional staff on the questions and comments they have on data reporting.
NC-SARA Enrollment and Out-of-State Learning Placements Reports Webinar
NC-SARA Reporting Webinar Presentation Slides
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