Postsecondary Education


State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

A nationwide system to open more high-quality distance education offerings for students and ease the regulatory burden on institutions. SREB member states may opt in to offer distance education activities in other SARA states. 

North Carolina is an approved member of SARA.

North Carolina SARA representative: Terrence R. Scarborough, Director of SARA-NC, North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority >

Fact Book and Data Exchange

Publishes one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of comparative data through a cooperative effort of state postsecondary education agencies. Data are updated annually on topics including population demographics, college completion, tuition and fees, cost of attendance, state appropriations and faculty salaries. 

North Carolina leaders receive the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education, as well as North Carolina: Featured Facts From the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education and the annual SREB-State Data Exchange tables.

North Carolina participating agencies and SREB-State Data Exchange Coordinators:

Dan Cohen-Vogel, University of North Carolina-General Administration

Courtney Burns, North Carolina Community College System >

Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

Helps expand and strengthen schools of nursing to reduce the critical shortage of nurse educators needed to educate the nation’s registered nurses. The Council surveys institutions for nursing education trends and shares online graduate nursing courses.

As of April 2018, six North Carolina institutions are members, listed here with their representatives to the Council:

East Carolina University: Sylvia Brown, Dean
North Carolina Central University: Wanda Lawrence, Chair 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Nilda Peragallo Montano, Dean
University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Dena Evans, Director
University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Robin Remsburg
University of North Carolina at Wilmington: Laurie Badzek >

Doctoral Scholars Program

Supports minority students to help them earn Ph.D.s, begin careers at colleges and universities, and diversify campus faculties. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program hosts the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the nation’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars, with more than 1,200 attendees.

Scholars funded by North Carolina in 2017-18: 9
2017 Institute attendees from North Carolina: 29

Scholars North Carolina has supported since joining in 1993: 14

Graduates since 1993: 3
Graduates currently employed: 3
Percent employed in education: 100

North Carolina-supported Ph.D. students have attended these institutions since 1993:

North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro >