Our Purpose

The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.

-U.S. Department of Education

The mission of Upward Bound is to prepare economically disadvantaged and first-generation students academically and personally for college attendance and the completion of a post-secondary degree by providing motivation, academic instruction, and holistic support.

Upward Bound's academic and personal values include: Excellence, Honesty, Harmony, Growth, Stability, Endurance, Confidence and Competence.

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ACU's Vision in Action
The "Vision In Action" initiative will result in three new facilities for ACU's distinctive science programs and two new on-campus stadiums. Visit acu.edu/vision-in-action to learn more.
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