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College of St. Benedict/ St. Johns Upward Bound

  • College of St. Benedict/ St. Johns Upward Bound
  • 37 South College Avenue
  • St. Joseph, MN 56374
  • 320-363-5887
  • Chris Young
  • Program Director
  • 320-363-5887

Program Description

The TRIO Upward Bound Program at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University seeks to: Provide students with the opportunity to develop the motivation, skills and belief in their ability to succeed in high school, and a post-secondary program. Assist students to value themselves and the diversity of people and cultures different from their own. Provide an environment that promotes the development of values and attitudes conducive to productive citizenship and lifelong learning Expose students to experiences that broaden their understanding of and appreciation for the fine arts. Offer the experiences of community living to promote an increased respect for people and property.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 0%
  • White: 76%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 13%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 11%
  • African American: 8%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 64
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 75%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 47%