This is a third year follow-up study evaluating the impact of Upward Bound, which is a federally funded precollegiate program that aims to assist economically disadvantaged students prepare for, enter, and succeed in college. Students were randomly assigned into Upward Bound and control groups. The study found that although Upward Bound students were not more likely to attend postsecondary institutions or earn more credits, Upward Bound may increase the likelihood of attending a four-year postsecondary institution. Furthermore, Upper Bound had a larger effect on those students that remained in the program for a longer period of time.
The Impacts of Regular Upward Bound: Results from the Third Follow-Up Data Collection
CCRS Center Publication
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.