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Creighton University (Upward Bound Math & Science)

Program Description

Upward Bound Programs (UBP) are federally funded programs designed to assist students in developing the academic skills and personal growth necessary for successful completion of high school and admission to a four-year university. Upward Bound Programs at Creighton University are for Omaha metropolitan area high school students who demonstrate a strong desire to complete higher education. These programs supplement students' high school experience with academic preparation, career exploration, and cultural/social-development opportunities. UBP consists of Classic Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science.

Upward Bound Math & Science Center (UBMSC)

The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to foster further excellence in students who are interested in obtaining a career in the math and sciences. UBMSC can help students develop their passion for math and science and encourage the development of key academic skills, so that these students can go on to pursue post-secondary degrees in the fields of math and science.

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)

Demographics

Populations Served

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

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 83%