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Saint Peter’s Partners with ReUp Education to Expand Opportunities in Engaging and Supporting Adult Learners

Jersey City, N.J. – September 13, 2022 – Saint Peter’s University today announced a new partnership with ReUp Education, a leading tech-enabled provider empowering adult learners. This new partnership expands on both Saint Peter’s and ReUp’s commitments to help adult learners enroll and graduate as part of their journey to pursue economic and social mobility. Through this collaboration, ReUp will bring a unique combination of technology, data and personalized one-on-one coaching to Saint Peter’s students.

According to data released in 2020 by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 35 percent of learners are over the age of 25. 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.

“Saint Peter’s is committed to providing all of our students with the resources and guidance to graduate on time with marketable skills and low student debt,” said Frederick Bonato, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost at Saint Peter’s University. “We look forward to this partnership with ReUp, which will provide increased support for the unique challenges faced by our adult learner population.”

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 the University reach learners who have previously put a pause on their education. It will also provide Saint Peter’s students 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 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. “With our new partnership with Saint Peter’s University, we are helping expand the support and resources available for adult learners.”

As part of the partnership, ReUp will also serve as an expert on adult learners for Saint Peter’s University, offering institution-specific insights and strategic recommendations based on industry trends, millions of data points on adult learners, and direct learner feedback.

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For 150 years, Saint Peter’s University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment. To learn more, please visit saintpeters.edu.

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.

 

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