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Houston Community College Upward Bound

Program Description

The Upward Bound (UB) Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Education. Since June 1, 1974, the program has been housed downtown at the Houston Community College Central Campus. The Upward Bound program recruits H.I.S.D. students from the 9th and 10th grades in order to aid and encourage them to successfully complete high school, enroll in a post-secondary institution and graduate from that institution. The program is in its 36th year providing services to low-income students who will be the first generation in their families to go to college. The program serves 127 students per year and over 80% of Upward Bound students have successfully completed high school and enrolled in an institution of post-secondary education. The Upward Bound target high schools are: Sam Houston, Ninth Grade College Preparatory Academy, Jack Yates, Pyhllis Wheatley, Jeff Davis, and Stephen F. Austin.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Other


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 127
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 80%