Austin, Texas – ReUp Education, a leading tech-enabled provider empowering adult learners, has announced a new partnership with Jacksonville State University, a public university in Jacksonville, Alabama. This new partnership expands on both Jacksonville State University’s and ReUp’s commitments to help stopouts and adult learners re-enroll and graduate as part of their journey to pursue economic and social mobility in a 21st century economy. In this partnership, ReUp will bring a unique combination of technology, data, and personalized one-on-one coaching to Jacksonville State University and support their mission of providing learners with a professional education.
As of 2020, 35 percent 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 Jacksonville State University reach learners who have previously put a pause on their education. This partnership will provide Jacksonville State University 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 toward earning their degree.
“Through our Finish What You Started program, we had already laid the groundwork and developed a path for our stopped-out students to return and complete their degree at Jax State,” said JSU President Don C. Killingsworth, Jr. “This partnership with ReUp enhances and expands our reach to these students and provides them an opportunity to ‘finish what they started’.”
As part of the partnership, ReUp will also serve as an expert on adult learners for Jacksonville State University, 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 Jacksonville State University, we are helping expand the support and resources available for adult learners, in turn helping to make the rollercoaster ride of higher education just a little less turbulent.”
About ReUp Education
ReUp Education is the industry leader in finding, enrolling, and supporting adult learners at scale. Driven by our mission to empower all adults to thrive in higher ed, we partner with institutions, state systems, state and regional governments, and member organizations to help adults navigate the journey to and through school. Named one of Fast Company’s Next Big Things in Tech, our patented technology, personalized support, and data insights have helped tens of thousands of adult learners make their dreams of higher education a reality. We’re on a mission to help millions more. Reimagine the adult learner experience at reupeducation.com.
About Jacksonville State University
Founded in 1883 as a state teachers college, Jacksonville State University has grown from humble beginnings into the Alabama regional university with the highest percentage of accredited programs. Located in the Appalachian foothills midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU offers more than 150 courses of study, including over 40 online programs, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. To learn more, visit www.jsu.edu, call 1-800-231-JAX1, or e-mail [email protected].