Austin, Texas – ReUp Education announces its official partnership with Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, Pennsylvania to re-enroll adult learners and support them in completing their goal of earning a college degree.
ReUp and Westmoreland County Community College are collaborating to engage adult learners who have previously put a pause on their education. Through this partnership, ReUp will provide Westmoreland students with personalized and tailored support to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. The effort leverages ReUp’s strategic insights into the adult learner population, millions of data points on adult learners, and personalized coaching to help Westmoreland re-enroll and retain students who have previously left without a degree. With ReUp’s help, more than 100 students have already indicated their interest in returning to Westmoreland.
“Completing a degree can be challenging for students who are balancing demands on their time,” said Tuesday Stanley, President, Westmoreland County Community College. “Students can be juggling family needs and multiple jobs all while attending Westmoreland. We are partnering with ReUp to help students return to college and utilize the services we provide to aid them in completing their degree. We know that when they graduate they become part of our local workforce and that benefits everyone in the communities we serve.”
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. They also demonstrate significantly higher levels of happiness, health, and community involvement. As a result of the challenges and uncertainties of COVID-19, supporting students so that they can graduate from college is even more critical to their financial stability and social equity more broadly. Westmoreland’s new partnership with ReUp will promote these individual and societal benefits of educational attainment by engaging and supporting the students who are most vulnerable to getting left behind.
About Westmoreland County Community College
Westmoreland County Community College enrolls approximately 4,800 students each fall and spring semester in career preparation and associate to baccalaureate degree transfer programs. Classes are conducted at the main campus in Youngwood, the Advanced Technology Center at RIDC-Westmoreland and education centers in Latrobe, Murrysville, New Kensington, Indiana and Uniontown, as well as online. The college also offers short-term job training programs and personal enrichment courses through its Workforce and Continuing Education department. The college operates the Public Safety Training Center that is home to the Police Academy and training for first responders. Westmoreland is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit www.westmoreland.edu.
About ReUp Education
ReUp Education supports students who have stopped out of higher education and who often face multiple barriers that prevent them from completing their degrees, including financial, social, and academic challenges. ReUp’s dedicated Success Coaches, who are often first-generation and former stopout students themselves, provide personalized mentoring and guidance to clear the path for students to return to school, complete their remaining credits, and graduate.
ReUp is the expert in understanding, engaging, and re-enrolling adult learners to help them reach their education goals. Through its unique blend of data, technology, and specialized coaching, ReUp has engaged more than 150,000 stopout students across a wide range of community colleges and four-year universities, helping to re-enroll more than 19,000 students—and recapture more than $55 million in tuition revenue for partner schools—since 2015.
Learn more about ReUp’s unique approach to re-enrollment at www.reupeduation.com.