History & ResultsPage address: http://www.mnsu.edu/upwardbound/history/
The Upward Bound program at MSU began in 1978 and has been funded every year since then. There are about 800 Upward Bound programs nationwide and about 15 in Minnesota, with most of these serving the Twin Cities area. Ours is the only program serving southcentral MN. (The first Upward Bound programs began in the mid-1960s.)
Upon their graduation from high high school, our students have entered a wide variety of postsecondary institutions in MN and across the country, including MSU, University of MN, other public and private universities and colleges, community colleges, technical colleges, and business colleges. In addition, many have earned advanced degrees. Our alumni include teachers, engineers, doctors, lawyers, college professors, business owners, military officers, and commercial pilots among others.