Austin, Texas: ReUp Education announces its official partnership with Salem State University to re-enroll students who have stopped out of school and to support them in earning a college degree.
ReUp is collaborating with Salem State University to engage the institution’s stopout students and provide them with guidance on the path to re-enrollment and graduation. The partnership will leverage ReUp’s state-of-the-art technology and millions of data points on stopout students to help the university engage, re-enroll, and retain SSU students who have left without completing their degrees. ReUp’s personalized coaching and mentorship will also empower stopped-out SSU students to achieve their individual goals.
“Whether due to finances, family commitments, or other life events, there are a number of students who were unable to complete their bachelor’s degree started at Salem State or elsewhere,” said Bonnie Galinski, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Salem State University. “With the help of ReUp, we are reaching out to these students and asking how we can help them achieve their goal in a way that meets their needs and maximizes existing course credits. We look forward to connecting with more students through this new partnership and helping them cross the finish line and join our alumni community.”
Completing a college degree has profound impacts on social and economic mobility. Those with a degree are half as likely to be unemployed as those with a high school diploma. They also show significantly higher levels of happiness, health, and community involvement. As a result of the challenges and uncertainties of COVID-19, supporting students so that they can graduate from college is even more critical to their financial stability and social equity more broadly. Salem State’s new collaboration with ReUp will promote these individual and societal benefits of educational attainment by engaging and supporting the students who are most vulnerable to getting left behind.
Salem State University is also a member of ReUp Network, the national on-ramp for college completion. Comprising partner colleges and universities offering 1,300 innovative academic programs geared toward equipping especially adult learners to complete their degrees and prepare for the future of work, the Network creates a more dynamic and equitable ecosystem to meet the needs of every student. The Network will provide Salem State students an easy route for returning to SSU or for transferring to a partner institution, ultimately earning their degrees.
About Salem State University
Salem State University, established in 1854, is a comprehensive public institution of higher learning located approximately 15 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. One of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth, Salem State enrolls about 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers 32 undergraduate programs and graduate programs that offer degrees in 24 fields. The university also has a continuing education division that offers both credit and noncredit programs. Known for the academic strength of its faculty, Salem State was named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 2011 and for the 2016–2017 academic year. The university is designated a Top College and University by Military Advanced Education and a Best for Vets College by Military Times. Salem State proudly participates in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement and has shown a student voting rate well above the national average, earning the university a gold seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
About ReUp Education
ReUp Education supports students who have stopped out of higher education and who often face multiple barriers that prevent them from completing their degrees, including financial, social, and academic challenges. ReUp’s dedicated Success Coaches, who are often first-generation and former stopout students themselves, provide personalized mentoring and guidance to clear the path for students to return 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 150,000 stopout students across a wide range of community colleges and four-year universities, helping to re-enroll more than 19,000 students—and recapturing more than $55 million in tuition revenue for partner schools—since its founding in 2015.