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Hibbing Community College (Upward Bound)

Program Description

Upward Bound is an equal opportunity, federally funded, U.S. Department of Education TRIO program, providing free college readiness programming for high school students whose family's taxable income meets federal low income guidelines, and/or whose parents did not earn a bachelor's degree (student would be the first generation in their family to graduate with a bachelor's degree).

The Hibbing Community College TRIO Upward Bound (HCC UB) program provides year-round academic support services to prepare high school students to successfully transition into college with a goal of completing post-secondary education. HCC UB serves 50 students from Hibbing, Chisholm, and Nashwauk-Keewatin School high schools.

Students may be accepted into Upward Bound once they have completed 8th grade, or prior to completing 11th grade. Once accepted into Upward Bound, a student stays in the program all throughout high school, and receives support to transition into college.

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
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 50
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Hibbing Community College