San Francisco, California: ReUp announces its official partnership with Eastern Michigan University to re-enroll stopout students and support them in earning the most powerful tool for social mobility: a college degree.
Over 37 million Americans have some college but no degree, with roughly half of all college students dropping out of school. The reasons students drop out are multi-dimensional. Many of these “Forgotten Students” leave college with mountains of debt (over $27 billion annually) and without the earning power of a diploma. The social, economic, and human potential loss is enormous.
While this completion crisis is alarming, ReUp has the solution. The company is proud to work with some of the most diverse universities and colleges in the country, tackling this problem together at scale. ReUp uses a unique blend of proprietary technology, data, and personalized coaching to engage and help re-enroll stopout students. Once students are re-enrolled, ReUp continues to provide its blend of services to foster personal accountability, encouragement, and support so that students have the tools to persist and complete what they started. This approach is particularly powerful because it provides a continuous support mechanism for every returning student, including first-generation and underrepresented populations, which are disproportionately more likely to not have access to an effective support system for navigating college.
ReUp and Eastern Michigan University have started a partnership to engage the university’s stopout students and present them with the opportunity to re-enroll. ReUp has been given a list of Eastern Michigan University students who completed some coursework but dropped out before completing their degrees and has begun the process of engaging with the students to support their unique goals and help pave a path forward.
According to Michael Tew, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Programs and Support, “Students have dropped out of EMU for many reasons before completing their degrees. ReUp’s expertise in working with those students and bringing them back to complete their studies is a win for both the student and the University. As an institution of opportunity, we hope the opportunity for and pathway to success at EMU will become real for our former students once again.”
About Eastern Michigan University Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University’s website.
About ReUp Education ReUp supports students who have taken a break from school, and often face a myriad of challenges – financial, social, and academic – that keep them from finishing. The ReUp team works to clear the path for students to go back to school, complete their remaining credits, and graduate. ReUp is the expert in understanding, engaging, and re-enrolling stopout students. Through its unique blend of data, technology, and specialized coaching, ReUp has engaged more than 120,000 stopout students across a wide range of universities, and helped re-enroll over 7,700 students. ReUp is based in San Francisco, and is funded by leading education and social impact investors, including Entangled Ventures, University Ventures, Serious Change Investments, and The Impact Engine. ReUp has also received a grant from the Gates Foundation to create scalable solutions to help increase graduation rates.
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