Annual Data Reports

NC-SARA's Annual Data Report

Featuring Fall 2020 exclusively distance education enrollment and 2020 out-of-state learning placement data as well as a survey about institutions' perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are pleased to share the NC-SARA Annual Data Report, which features Fall 2020 exclusively distance education enrollment and calendar year 2020 out-of-state learning placement data. This year, our Annual Data Report also includes findings from a special SARA-participating institution survey, Perspectives on the Pandemic. 

These reports, along with an accompanying set of interactive data dashboards, analyze and make available exclusively distance education enrollment data from more than 2,200 SARA participating institutions. Collectively, the findings provide insight into the ways higher education continues to evolve and change in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

2021 Sneak Peek

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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.