There are more than 900 federally funded Upward Bound programs throughout the United States and its territories. Upward Bound is one of several TRIO programs that collectively have as their goal to improve college completion levels for qualified students. Many of those programs have been operating since 1965.


The mission of Upward Bound at Mineral Area College is to serve eligible high school students by providing academic enrichment, cultural experiences, and a support network to ensure their success in attaining a four-year college degree.