Upward Bound

What is the Tarleton Upward Bound Project?

We are one of several TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education that are designed to provide a wide range of academic and cultural enrichment for our participants.

In our 31 years here on the Tarleton campus, we have provided a wide range of free services that have insured that hundreds of area high school students gained the necessary skills and motivation to pursue a post-secondary education. For more information about our program, please click on any of the links on this page.

What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits. Tarleton State University's Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a Bachelors degree who are preparing to enter postsecondary education. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

All Upward Bound projects must provide instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language.

Upward Bound, a Trio Program fully funded by the US Department of Education, is a no cost program to its participants. Tarleton State University has hosted this Upward Bound Project since 1980.

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