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University of Wyoming Upward Bound

  • University of Wyoming Upward Bound
  • 1000 E. University Ave
  • Laramie, WY 82071
  • 307-766-6189
  • 1970
  • Paul Hesco
  • Program Director
  • 307-766-6189

Program Description

Mission Statement

The University of Wyoming's Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Programs seek to foster a supportive learning environment that encourages students' academic success by providing program participants the skills and motivation necessary to enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education and to cultivate positive regard for self and others.

By high school graduation, UB and UBMS participants will:

    • Enroll in and complete a college preparatory curriculum
    • Display respect for other cultures and communities
    • Develop positive relationships with peers and adults
    • Participate in acts of civic responsibility

    The Goals of Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science are to:

    • Raise high school GPAs to a level consistent with college entry
    • Prepare students for successful application and entry into college
    • Help students and families pursue federal financial aid and other sources of funding for college
    • Increase the number of first-generation and low-income students earning a college degree

    Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • Community service/service hours
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
    • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 5%
  • White: 84%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 10%
  • African American: 1%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 174
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 70%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 60%