Upward Bound


Welcome to the website of SOSU Upward Bound Programs!

Upward Bound is a college-based program that combines academic instruction, tutoring, college preparation, and cultural awareness to provide participants a solid foundation for secondary and postsecondary success. The program provides services throughout the school year to each student in their home school and weekly meetings. In addition, the students will meet once a semester on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

During the summer, eligible students are given the opportunity to participate in a residential program. The students reside in a residential hall on Southeastern’s campus and attend classes to improve their academic skills or obtain college credit. The experience prepares them to succeed in a college environment after they graduate from high school. Some students will be eligible to earn from 6 to 13 credit hours when they complete the program. Which is equivalent to a semester of college paid for by the Upward Bound program.

Upward Bound is funded by a grant from the US Dept. of Education. Equal Opportunity Statement: This institution is compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and other Federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational service.

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Our main office is located on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. We have satellite offices at the E.T. Dunlap Higher Education Center in Idabel, OK and Ardmore Higher Education Center in Ardmore, OK. For a complete listing of the schools we serve, see the sidebar.

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To contact us:
Phone: 580-745-2930
Fax: 580-745-7481
Email: shaworth@se.edu