Upward Bound is a federally funded program founded in 1965 by the U.S. Department of Education. Located at several institutions throughout the country, the Upward Bound Program at UT Arlington has been providing services to area high school students since 1982. We look to serve students who would be the first in their families to attend college, come from economically disadvantaged families, or who have demonstrated they are academically at risk.
Upward Bound serves 8th - 11th grade students attending high schools in Arlington ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, and Mansfield ISD. At present, there are two Upward Bound Programs on UT Arlington's campus: