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Washington State University - Yakima County (Upward Bound)

  • Washington State University - Yakima County (Upward Bound)
  • PO Box 22520 1113 S 14th Ave, Lyon Hall 144
  • Yakima, WA 98907
  • Rhonda Gardinier
  • Director
  • (509) 494-7935

Program Description

Federally funded College Readiness program serving high school students from White Swan High School and Eisenhower High School.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 7%
  • White: 7%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 73%
  • Other: 10%
  • African American: 1%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 63
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 112
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Washington State University (14)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 70%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 48%