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Portland State University Upward Bound

  • Portland State University Upward Bound
  • Post Office Box 751
  • Portland, OR 97201
  • 503-725-4458
  • Brooke Friederichs
  • Academic Coordinator

Program Description

Upward Bound, a college preparation program for high school students, has been hosted at Portland State University since 1980. Upward Bound, funded by the U.S. Department of Education at $450,942, is a year-round program designed to improve students' academic and study skills in high school, to develop their career and educational plans, and to help them enter and succeed in higher education.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Other


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 108
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 75%