Annual Data Reports

SNEAK PEEK: NC-SARA Annual Data Report – Fall 2020 Distance Education Enrollment Data

We are pleased to share a sneak peek of the upcoming NC-SARA Annual Data Report, which will be released in October 2021. This report, along with an accompanying set of interactive data dashboards, will analyze and make available distance education enrollment data from more than 2,200 SARA participating institutions from Fall 2020 and out-of-state learning placements (OOSLP) for the 2020 calendar year - the first year of the COVID-19 global pandemic's impact on higher education. 

Read the entire Sneak Peek!


2021 Sneak Peek
Stay Tuned! 
  • NC-SARA will release the full data set, report, new interactive dashboards, and analysis in October 2021!

  • Register to attend the NC-SARA Annual Data Report Release Webinar on October 20, 2021, 12pm MT.


Why is NC-SARA's Annual 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.

  • Distance Education Enrollment: These data help us understand which institutions are enrolling students exclusively at a distance and where those students are located.
  • Out-of-State Learning Placements: These data help us know how many students are participating in learning placements covered by SARA in other states, what programs of study are represented by learning placements, and in which states those placements occur. OOSLP reporting includes learning placements related to on-ground and distance learning programs.

The reports that NC-SARA produces yearly on these topics are available to the public, as are the raw data.