LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michelson Runway portfolio company ReUp Education has made it their mission to help re-enroll the "stop-out" population across our nation's universities.
According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, there have been over 31 million students who left college before receiving a degree, or "stopped-out," in the past 20 years.
Since November of 2016 ReUp has successfully re-enrolled over 800 students who dropped out of their degree programs. These students are now back on track at one of its three partner institutions; Bellevue University, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and Western Governor's University.
ReUp CEO, Nitzan Pelman, long time education champion, and her team of college success coaches have been employing a variety of strategies to whip up the secret sauce for reaching, re-enrolling, and supporting these students until graduation.
In a recent interview with Inside Higher Education, Pelman explained why ReUp works:
"We have expertise that universities don't have…. All of our coaching is remote, but it's all driven by data. What messages resonate most with these students; somebody who dropped out two years ago versus someone who dropped out five years ago might have a different need or way they want to engage, or [need] a different message that resonates with them."
More importantly, Pelman and her success coaches dig deep to get a sense of where a student is in their life. They then provide essential technology enabled coaching focus that includes goal setting, study habits, financial management, and course selection support.
"We couldn't be more proud of ReUp's progress to date," said Dr. Gary K. Michelson, founder of the Michelson 20MM Foundation. "They're a trailblazer in the space, bringing to life an additive layer of university services that blends human touch with technology capabilities to support these students."
For more information on how ReUp is paving the way, visit www.reupeducation.com.
About Michelson Runway
The Michelson 20MM Foundation supports and invests in leading edge entrepreneurs, technologies, and initiatives with the potential to improve postsecondary access, affordability, and efficacy. Michelson 20MM was founded thanks to the generous support of renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Gary K. Michelson and his wife, Alya Michelson.
For more info on Michelson 20MM, visit www.20mm.org.
SOURCE The Michelson 20MM Foundation