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Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

Office of Research and Accountability - Student Unit Record (SURE)

The Student Unit Record (SURE) system is designed to strengthen the capacity of New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education to discharge its research, planning, and coordinating responsibilities. To assist institutions in a variety of ways, by tracking their transfers, reducing their need to fill out forms, and provide a student-unit record database for policy analysis and research purposes. Currently, approximately 40 institutions participate in SURE with a growing increasing number to meet licensing requirements for those receiving State operating aid or state-funded student financial aid

Complete SURE System Overview

Reporting Schedule & Resources

Note: When a due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the actual deadline is the next regular business day.

Due Date Data Submission
February 19 Social Security Number Updates
April 2 Spring Enrollment File
August 14 Social Security Number Updates
August 14 FY Completions File
September 4 12-Month Enrollment File
October 16 Non-Credit Open Enrollment File (Community Colleges)
Summer Degrees File
November 20 Fall Enrollment File
December 4 New Transfer Enrollment File (Senior Publics)

Resources/ Data Dictionaries

Enrollment Data Dictionary
Completions (Degrees/Certificates Conferred) Data Dictionary
12-Month Enrollment Data Submissions Data Dictionary
Non-Credit Open Enrollment Data Dictionary
New Transfer Enrollment File Data Dictionary
Degree/Certificates Code List
Social Security Number Update Data Dictionary

Last Updated: Wednesday, 01/06/21