Innovator of the Year: ReUp Education
Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive
It's costly for colleges when students drop out. In the 2010-2011 academic year, roughly 1,700 institutions collectively lost out on $16.5 billion of tuition revenue due to students leaving without a credential. Meanwhile, stopped-out students can end up saddled with debt they must pay off without the economic benefit of a degree.
Enter ReUp Education, a company founded in 2015 to help colleges reconnect with this long-overlooked population through a mix of automated messaging and human coaches.