Austin, Texas – ReUp Education, a leading tech-enabled provider empowering adult learners, has announced a new partnership with Utica University, a four-year private institution founded in Utica, New York. This new partnership expands on both Utica University’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 new partnership, ReUp will bring a unique combination of technology, data, and personalized one-on-one coaching to Utica University learners 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 Utica University reach learners who have previously put a pause on their education. This partnership will provide Utica 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 towards earning their degree.
As part of the partnership, ReUp will also serve as an expert on adult learners for Utica 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 Utica 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 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.