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NC-SARA Institutions Report Enrollments

Updated by nortiz@nc-sara.org on Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:43

Submitted by jshanika on Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:21

We are pleased today to release two documents relating to SARA: NC-SARA 2017 Enrollment Report (available HERE) and a short paper that compares those reported enrollments to 2015 IPEDS distance education data -- NC-SARA Reported Enrollment Mirrors National Distance Education Data, with Some Notable Exceptions (available HERE).  Both reports were prepared for NC-SARA by Terri Taylor Straut, Senior Research Analyst at WCET (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technology).

The two documents, based on fall 2016 distance education enrollments reported to NC-SARA in the spring of 2017, summarize and analyze the reported enrollments of 1,477 SARA institutions. Those institutions reported combined out-of-state enrollments of 1,170,725 students. The majority (82.9% ) of reported enrollments were in SARA states; 17.1% were in the three states that were not SARA members at the time of reporting (CA, FL and MA).

The institutional response rate for the enrollment survey was 98.9 percent; non-responding institutions have been contacted and have committed to report in the future.

SARA institutions each spring report their enrollment data to NC-SARA. These analyses cover the second annual reporting period. Reported enrollment data is available HERE. ​

As of today, 48 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands are members of SARA; in addition, Massachusetts has passed SARA-enabling legislation. More than 1,600 institutions participate in SARA.

Marshall A. Hill
Executive Director
NC-SARA