Austin, Texas – ReUp Education, a leading tech-enabled provider supporting adult learners, has announced a new partnership with Indiana Tech, a private university founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This new partnership expands on both Indiana Tech and ReUp’s commitments to help stopouts and adult learners enroll and graduate as part of their journey to pursue economic and social mobility in a 21st-century economy. As part of this new partnership, ReUp will bring a unique combination of technology, data, and personalized one-on-one coaching to Indiana Tech and support their mission of providing learners with a professional education.
As of 2020, 35% of learners were over the age of 25, according to data from National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). However, adult learners still have lower completion rates than their younger peers, often due to a wide range of barriers that include time poverty, childcare, financial constraints, and more. 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 and demonstrate significantly higher levels of happiness, health, and community involvement.
Since 2015, ReUp has been helping higher-ed institutions engage, enroll, and support adult learners. Leveraging patented technology and one-on-one personalized coaching services, ReUp’s approach will help Indiana Tech reach learners who have previously put a pause on their education. This partnership will provide Indiana Tech learners with specialized holistic support from ReUp that takes into consideration the key factors that impact a learner’s decision to re-enroll and their unique journey towards earning their degree.
“We are excited about the partnership with ReUp to help adult learners finish what they started,” said Steve Herendeen, Indiana Tech’s Vice President for Enrollment Management. “Many working adults pause their educational pursuits because of life events and other disruptions. This partnership will help Indiana Tech better support students to degree or certificate completion and improve their career outlook.”
As part of the partnership, ReUp will also serve as an expert on adult learners for Indiana Tech, offering institution-specific insights and strategic recommendations based on industry trends, millions of data points on adult learners, and direct learner feedback.
“As a former adult learner, I know only too well the challenges that face other adult learners as they pursue a degree. Time, money, and a support system are all crucial elements of a learner’s journey through higher ed, yet for too many of these degree-seekers, these factors are massive barriers to completion,” said Terah Crews, CEO of ReUp. “Through our new partnership with Indiana Tech, we are helping expand the support and resources available for adult learners, in turn helping to make the roller coaster ride of higher education just a little less turbulent.”
About ReUp Education
ReUp Education is the market leader in engaging, enrolling, and supporting adult learners. ReUp’s dedicated Success Coaches provide personalized guidance to clear the path for adult learners to return to school, complete their remaining credits, and graduate. Through its unique blend of specialized coaching, proprietary data, and patented technology, ReUp has engaged more than 150,000 students across a wide range of community colleges and four-year institutions, 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. For more information, visit www.reupeducation.com.
About Indiana Tech
Founded in 1930 in Northeast Indiana, Indiana Tech has grown into a comprehensive nonprofit university serving students online and in person at its main campus and 16 additional locations around the Midwest. Indiana Tech excels at educating students from all walks of life for all kinds of meaningful work. The university offers certificate programs and degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in fields such as engineering, computer sciences, cybersecurity, business, criminal justice, biology and health sciences, and more. In all, the university offers more than 60 quality degree and certificate options. For more information about Indiana Tech, visit www.indianatech.edu.