Distance Education Enrollments

Institutions participating in SARA report the number of exclusively distance education students enrolled in the institution, disaggregated by state, territory, or district in which the learning activity is taking place. This includes both degree and non-degree for-credit courses. These data are reported annually to NC-SARA in the spring and include the previous fall’s enrollment data, which institutions have reported to the federal government’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Out-of-State Learning Placements

Institutions participating in SARA report the numbers of their students engaged in certain out-of-state learning placements (OOSLP) in every state, territory, and district other than their own. SARA participating institutions report their OOSLP data (clinical rotations, student teaching, internships, etc.) disaggregated by state, territory, or district and the two-digit Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes as assigned by the U.S. Department of Education. These data are reported annually to NC-SARA in the spring and include the previous calendar year’s OOSLP data.