New Partnership Will Assist Lehigh Carbon Community College to Bring Back Students Who Have Stopped Out of Higher Education

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Schnecksville, PA  December 18, 2020  Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) today announced a new initiative to provide a pathway to graduation for students with some education experience, but no degree. Developed through a partnership with U.S. startup ReUp Education, the effort will use sophisticated analytics technology, as well as personalized coaching and mentorship, to help LCCC identify, contact and support the reentry of students who paused their college education before earning their degree, often called “stopouts.”

”Lehigh Carbon Community College’s partnership with ReUp will help us reach out to students who still have an opportunity to complete their educational goals,” said Cindy Haney, LCCC Vice President for Enrollment Management. “We are confident in ReUp’s expertise in reaching out to these students on our behalf. Now more than ever the college must look at strategic initiatives to help get students enrolled in post-secondary programs.”

Completing a college degree has profound impacts for social and economic mobility. Earning a degree translates to an average of $1 million additional earnings over a lifetime, and in the U.S., college graduates are half as likely to be unemployed as those with a high school degree. During the economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 crisis, helping students complete their studies will be even more critical to fulfill the potential that higher education can have on graduates’ economic opportunity.

LCCC’s new partnership with ReUp is designed to help remove these barriers and support students throughout the re-enrollment process. LCCC is also a participant in the ReUp Network, a newly formed consortium of colleges and universities that enables students to complete their degree from more than a dozen partner institutions, regardless of where they began their college studies.

ReUp Education helps colleges and universities engage and re-enroll stopout students through a unique blend of predictive analytics that merges technology, data and personalized coaching. Once students have returned to school, ReUp provides ongoing support to foster personal accountability, encourage and guide students and provide them with the tools to persist and succeed.

About Lehigh Carbon Community College

Founded in 1966, Lehigh Carbon Community College served nearly 9,800 credit and 3,400 noncredit students in 2019-20 from Lehigh, Carbon, Schuylkill and surrounding counties and offered more than 90 programs of study in business, education, communication, computer science, technology, humanities, health care, science, engineering and math. From the main campus in Schnecksville and modern sites in Allentown, Tamaqua and Lehigh Valley International Airport, Lehigh Carbon offers two-year associate

degrees, certificate and specialized diploma programs, and workforce training for students studying either full-time, part-time or online.

About ReUp Education

ReUp Education 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 370,000 stopout students across a wide range of universities, and helped re-enroll over 13,000 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.