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Upward Bound

Our Mission

The mission of the Upward Bound Program at the University of New Mexico is to offer rigorous academic support to college bound high school students. The UNM Upward Bound Program is 100% funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

What We Do

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. All Upward Bound services are to assist participants in preparation for success in higher education. Upward.

Who We Serve

Upward Bound serves high school students from traditionally underrepresented families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

Upward Bound projects are designed to improve the financial/economic literacy of students, who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education. Also, Upward Bound serves students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of foster care system or other disconnected students.


Visit Us:

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

We are located on the second floor of the University Advisement and Enrichment Center (Building 85) across from the Student Union Building (east of the SUB). We are on the north end of the building in Suite 250.

Contact Us:

(505) 277-3503

(505) 277-3165


Mailing Address:
Upward Bound
University of New Mexico
1 University of New Mexico MSC06 3715
Albuquerque, NM 87131

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