The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) exists to coordinate the SARA work of the four regional compacts – the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, New England Board of Higher Education, Southern Regional Education Board, and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education –  to make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines, as well as making it easier for states to regulate and institutions to participate in interstate distance education.

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National SARA Manual and Policies

Version 19.2 published June 2019
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SARA Institutional Applications

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NC-SARA Contacts

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Inside Higher Ed

May 22, 2019

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National SARA Enrollment Data

Note: 2019 NC-SARA Data Reporting instructions and materials available here.

WEBCAST: NC-SARA 2018 Report Findings


Full Report: 2018 Enrollment

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Full Report: 2018 Learning Placements

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