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Colorado State University-Pueblo Upward Bound

Program Description

Upward Bound is a highly successful free pre-collegiate program that helps students develop the skills and motivation to graduate from high school and succeed in college. Services are provided for low-income and/or first-generation college potential high school students, through rigorous academic instruction and counseling.

Upward Bound provides high school students a "strong finish" to their high school career, and prepares them with skills to take on the next phase of their life - college.

We assist students with their college admission process, college selection, and with tools necessary to succeed in higher education.

We serve District 60 High Schools; Centennial, Central, East, and District 70; County High School.

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
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 1%
  • White: 25%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 50%
  • African American: 1%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 87
  • 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

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (87)