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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


    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%

    Colleges Attended
    by Alumni

    • College of Saint Benedict

    Matriculation & Completion

    • 4-yr College Matriculation: 88%
    • 4-yr College Graduation: 47%