UTEP
Upward Bound

Purpose

Upward Bound is a U.S. Department of Education program that provides fundamental support to high school students in their preparation for post secondary studies. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education. Upward Bound serves students from low-income families and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.