Upward Bound (UB) is an intensive intervention program that prepares students for
higher education through various enrichment courses. Campus-based UB programs provide
students instruction in literature, composition, mathematics, science, and foreign
language during the school year and the summer. UB also provides intensive mentoring
and support for students as they prepare for college entrance exams and tackle admission
applications, financial aid, and scholarship forms. Recent analysis from the U.S.
Department of Education showed that 86 percent of Upward Bound students in the 2013–14
high school graduation cohort enrolled immediately in college following high school