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Recorded Webinar: Re-engage & Re-enroll: How Colleges & Universities Can Bring Back the Disengaged Learner

Learn how empirical research illuminates who, what, where, and why students disengage and how to work with them to re-enroll. 

While all disengaged students are individuals, there are common characteristics. They have similar reasons for stopping out (life commitments and financial burdens) and for wanting to return (complete a goal and job mobility). In fact, 89% have considered re-enrollment (EAB, 2019). So, who are these students, and what helps them return?

UPCEA and StraighterLine conducted research profiling the disengaged learner and how their situations and motivations are different from other adult learners. This study surveyed individuals who have college credits but are no longer attending college and profiled this population to identify why they stopped attending and what motivates them to re-engage.

This presentation informs institutions on the landscape of needs, reasons for leaving college—including generational and gender differences, motivations for returning—and what really brings these students back into higher education.

Hosted by AASCU