This third year follow-up study evaluated the impact of Upward Bound, 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 post-secondary institutions or earned more credits, the study does suggest that Upward Bound may increase the likelihood of attending a four-year post-secondary 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
Mathematica Policy Research