ReUp Education Partners with Shawnee State University to Expand Opportunities to Engage and Support Adult Learners

ReUp Education Partners with Shawnee State University to Expand Opportunities to Engage and Support Adult Learners

Austin, Texas – ReUp Education, a leading tech-enabled provider empowering adult learners, has announced a new partnership with Shawnee State University, a public university founded in Portsmouth, Ohio. This new partnership expands on both Shawnee State University 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 Shawnee State University and support its 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 Shawnee State University reach learners who have previously put a pause on their education. This partnership will provide Shawnee 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.

“This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in our commitment to student success and inclusivity,” said Jim Farmer, Chief Enrollment Officer for Shawnee State University. “By joining forces with ReUp, we are embracing a proactive approach to higher education, reaching out to those who have paused their academic journey, and providing them with the support and resources needed to re-engage and achieve their academic aspirations.”

As part of the partnership, ReUp will also serve as an expert on adult learners for Shawnee 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 Shawnee State 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

About Shawnee State University

Shawnee State is a student-focused public university preparing today’s students to succeed in tomorrow’s world. Our focus is on personalized learning, student success, academic excellence, affordability and college access. We are an open-enrollment institution making college possible for all.

The majority of students at Shawnee State are the first in their families to go to college. Small class sizes allow for more one-on-one interactions and a wide variety of student life activities help students make strong connections and life-long friendships. Our Student Success Center provides tailored advising, tutoring, and career counseling to help you reach your goals.

Nationally-ranked degrees, including Top 10 Game Design, Plastics, OT and Health Administration programs, offer a path for success for everyone.

Located in Portsmouth, Ohio, on the banks of the Ohio River, Shawnee State’s beautiful 62-acre campus is 92 miles south of Columbus and 105 miles east of Cincinnati.