Austin, Texas – ReUp Education, a leading tech-enabled provider empowering adult learners, has announced a new partnership with Triton College, a public community college founded in River Grove, Ill. This new partnership expands on both Triton College’s 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. In this partnership, ReUp will bring a unique combination of technology, data and personalized one-on-one coaching to Triton College, 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 Triton College reach learners who have previously put a pause on their education. This partnership will provide Triton College 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.
“Our partnership with ReUp evolved out of our college-wide Strategic Plan focused on serving returning adult students. Though we are early in our partnership, we’ve already benefited from insights – about adult learners in general and specifically about our own students – the ReUp team members have shared with us,” said Dean of Academic Success Hilary Meyer.
As part of the partnership, ReUp will also serve as an expert on adult learners for Triton College, 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 Triton College, 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 Triton College
Triton College is a two-year college dedicated to helping members of the 25 Western Cook County communities in our district and beyond to achieve educational, professional and personal success. Located in River Grove, Ill., Triton offers more than 120 degree and certificate programs on its 110-acre campus, featuring a comfortable, friendly and diverse atmosphere. Triton also holds classes at satellite locations and offers online learning opportunities. Triton’s dedicated faculty and staff work to provide high quality, convenient and affordable educational opportunities to more than 14,000 students each year. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Learn more at http://www.triton.edu/.