2020 Data Reporting to NC-SARA


Data Reporting Deadline and Extension

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, NC-SARA decided to increase the time provided for data reporting this year. The reporting window will open on May 15, 2020, and close on June 30, 2020. This change will allow SARA-participating institutions time to prepare and report the most current and complete data. Further, this change is aligned with the USDOE’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) – Integrated Postsecondary Education Data (IPEDS) System, 2019-20 Data Collection Schedule, which has been extended by two weeks. 

All data reporting information can be found on the Data tab on the NC-SARA website. 2020 Data Reporting is as follows:

  • For reporting enrollment data, institutions will submit disaggregated Fall IPEDS 2019 data.
  • For reporting out-of-state learning placement (OOSLP) data, institutions will submit learning placements reported from the 2019 calendar year.

Data Reporting Webcast

NC-SARA hosted a data reporting webcast on April 2, 2020. The presentation slides, recorded webinar, and Q&A are located on the NC-SARA website under the News and Events tab.

Accurate and on time data reporting is important to our commitment to the states, regional compacts, and SARA as a whole.  If you have questions or need guidance regarding enrollment reporting, please refer to the NC-SARA Data Reporting Guide which can be found at the NC-SARA website under the Data tab.

If your institution has trouble meeting the extended deadline for reporting, or trouble reporting at all, please contact Marianne Boeke at