NC-SARA conducts, partners with, and/or supports other organizations’ research on national topics of interest for member states and participating institutions. Because of the scope and reach of SARA, this research often illuminates trends in the distance education and state authorization fields nationally.
NC-SARA's research topics include:
- SARA-participating institutions’ distance education offerings and plans;
- Distance education fees assessed by states;
- Cost savings for institutions participating in SARA compared to seeking authorization in each state individually;
- Comparisons of NC-SARA distance education enrollment data to IPEDS distance education enrollment reporting;
- States' capacity to perform the work of SARA;
- And more!
Other Organizations' SARA-Related Research
Below are links to other organizations' or individuals' research about SARA and/or using NC-SARA's data.
- SHEEO's study “Breaking Down Barriers: The Impact of State Authorization Reciprocity on Online Enrollment.” (2021)
- SHEEO's Collection of Research on State Authorization
- "State authorization reciprocity agreement: participation and access to higher education" by Nkechi Onwuameze in Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance, and e-Learning (Vol 37, Number 2, 2017)