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What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program with one goal: to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of higher education. The Odessa College Upward Bound program is 100% federally funded at $287,880.00 annually. The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. The Department of Education funds our program to serve 60 students from 11 area schools.  All participants receive year-round academic and personal assistance such as:

· Tutoring

· -Assistance in applying for financial aid                     

· 6 Week Summer Program at Odessa College

· Fee waivers for SAT and ACT

· Career & Personal Counseling

· Saturday enrichment classes

· Stipends provided for attendance and GPA increases


Odessa College

Odessa College is a community college located in Odessa, TX OC was established in 1946 and serves

approximately 5,000 students each semester.


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If you have any questions or comments email ybarreno@odessa.edu.