Austin, Texas – ReUp Education, a leading tech-enabled provider empowering adult learners, has announced a new partnership with Millersville University, a public university located in Millersville, Pennsylvania. As part of ReUp’s work with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the new partnership highlights Millersville University’s and ReUp’s commitments to help stop outs and adult learners 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 Millersville University and support their mission of providing learners with supporting and enriching environment as they pursue 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 scarcity, 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 Millersville University reach learners who have previously put a pause on their education. This partnership will provide Millersville University learners with specialized holistic support from ReUp that considers the key factors that impact a learner’s decision to re-enroll and their unique journey towards earning their degree.
“Partnering with ReUp will allow Millersville University to address the inequities that students who must stop out of their degree program face, including higher unemployment and lower wages,” explains Dr. Daniel A. Wubah, President of Millersville University. “This partnership will allow those students to finish their degrees and enter into the workforce with stronger support.”
As part of the partnership, ReUp will also serve as an expert on adult learners for Millersville 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 Millersville University, we are helping expand the support and resources available for adult learners, 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 realize their dreams of higher education. We’re on a mission to help millions more. Reimagine the adult learner experience at reupeducation.com.
About Millersville University
Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a top-ranked, public university located in the northeast region of the United States. It is committed to offering students a high quality, comprehensive university experience of exceptional value. Dedicated to providing nationally recognized programs that embrace the liberal arts, Millersville offers academic opportunities that are supported by outstanding faculty who are accomplished scholars and practitioners. Founded in 1855 as the first Normal School in Pennsylvania, Millersville University is one of 10 universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.