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Portland State University Upward Bound

  • Portland State University Upward Bound
  • Post Office Box 751
    UB-ETS
  • Portland, OR 97201
  • 503-725-4458
  • 1980
  • Brooke Friederichs
  • Academic Coordinator

Program Description

Who We Are

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.

Who We Serve

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 $462,216, 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.

What We Do

  • Academic guidance and counseling on a year-round basis
  • Daily tutoring in high school courses
  • Semester-long courses for high school credit
  • A rigorous 6-week summer academic program
  • Assistance with career/college planning and financial aid
  • Opportunities for summer work-study positions (up to $900 for the summer)
  • Opportunities to visit colleges and explore careers
  • Technology skill-building: web design, photo editing, movie editing, Internet research skills

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

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

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

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 75%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 52%