Program Stats

Upward Bound is one of many TRIO programs you can be involved in, so when you graduate high school and go to college, you can keep getting support like you will experience with Upward Bound.

There are more than 700,000 TRIO participants being served right now, and more than 1,900 prgorams people participate in. TRIO programs prioritize serving people who are first-generation and come from families with economic instability, because we know how hard it is! College isn't easy anyway, but if you don't have parents who know how to navigate the complexities of college, or to help fund tuition, it can feel too overwhelming to try.  That's why we're here, and our whole mission is to help you try - and succeed.

TRIO students are 42% Caucasian, 35% African-American, 15% Hispanic, 4% Native American, and 4% Asian-American. Approximately 16,000 TRIO students are disabled.

Upward Bound really works...

  • Students who join Upward Bound are four times more likely to earn their college degree than those students from similar backgrounds who did not join
  • Students who join another TRIO program while in college are two times more likely to earn their college degree than students who don't join another TRIO program
  • Since 1965, about 2,000,000 students have earned their college degree with the help of a TRIO program