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Cuyahoga Community College (Upward Bound)

Program Description

The Upward Bound TRIO Program (UB) is a year-round pre-college program for CMSD high school students. It is designed to assist students in graduating from high school, entering and graduating from college. Upward Bound works in cooperation with the schools, Tri-C, and the community to provide educational opportunities and support to achieve these goals.

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
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 80
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

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


  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 78%