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U.S. Colleges Team Up to Bring Stopouts Back to School

SAN FRANCISCO— June 16, 2020 — Students who have some college experience but no degree have a new path to graduation, thanks to a national initiative launched today by thirteen colleges including Eastern Michigan University, University of Idaho, Brandman University, and University of Tennessee, Martin. The first-of-its-kind initiative, called the ReUp Network, will enable students to complete their degree from one of 300 academic programs at partner institutions, to start, regardless of where they began their college studies.  “Far too many students start college and never complete. But earning a degree can have a dramatic impact on their employability, earnings, […]

Let’s stand together in solidarity

Recent events across the country, including the senseless murders of Black Americans like Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery, demonstrate how far we have to go as a country to embrace diversity and end racial inequality. Systemic racism remains endemic to American society, and we stand alongside our Black colleagues, partners, and students in calling for, and working towards, a more just and equitable future. ReUp was founded to address the college completion crisis in this country, which has disproportionately impacted students of color and their families. And if education is truly the great equalizer, we must continue our […]

There’s a Better Way: Why Loan Forgiveness Is Not the Be-All, End-All Solution to Reduce Student Debt

Some credit, no degree. That’s a big factor in our nation’s student debt crisis. If you leave school before graduation, you must pay off your loan for a credential you don’t have. This scenario is also tied to earning potential, which creates a classic Catch-22 for students: “I need a better job to pay off my student loan… but I need to go back to school to earn a degree… so that I can get a better job.” The reasons students want to return to school are also often the reasons they aren’t able to return to school. We hear […]

A letter from our CEO

ReUp friends, What a year it’s been! As we head into the holidays, we’ve taken a moment to reflect on everything that’s happened over the last twelve months — and we’re thrilled to share some of those happenings with you.  In 2019, ReUp Education: Made new friends. This year, our community of partners grew 105%. We now work with 39 colleges and universities in 15 states across the country. Helped more students. In 2019, we worked with over 127,000 students – nearly doubling the 66,000 students we worked with in 2018. An additional 750 students graduated with ReUp’s help this […]

ReUp Education named ‘Innovator of the Year’ by Education Dive

We are honored to announce that Education Dive: Higher Ed has named ReUp Education ‘Innovator of the Year’!  “The people and organizations that win the Dive Awards are trailblazers and leaders in their markets,” said Davide Savenije, editor-in-chief of Education Dive’s publisher Industry Dive. “Their achievements in 2019 are shaping the future of where the latest strategies and trends are going.”  2019 has been a year of growth and innovation for ReUp. Our unique tech-enabled service allows us to find, support and bring back stopped-out students at scale. To date, ReUp has helped more than 10,000 students return to college, […]

ReUp Education CEO Sarah Horn Selected to Speak at SXSW Edu 2020

We are excited to share that ReUp Education has been selected to present with The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (the State System) at the 2020 SXSW Edu conference in Austin, Texas. SXSW Edu is an annual conference aimed at empowering the community to advance teaching and learning. Horn will be joined on stage by Sarah Bauder, Chief Transformation Officer at the State System, where they will discuss how to scale a statewide stopout solution.    Session overview 8 Universities within the State System have teamed up with ReUp to bring students back to college. Investing in learners with […]

The New York Times Dives Into ‘The Dropout Crisis.’ Here Are Our Takeaways.

College Graduation Rates in News

While graduation rate is not the only indicator of success, it’s a metric many prospective students (and accreditors) pay attention to when evaluating schools. Unfortunately, these completion rates aren’t as high as most colleges and universities would like.  At ReUp Education, we’re aware of how the declining U.S. college graduation rate contributes to the overall inequalities in society. That’s why we were so drawn to a recent piece in The New York Times. Driven by the desire to address the nation’s education gap, the Times, along with experts from the Urban Institute’s Center for Education and Data Policy, embarked on […]