Upward Bound

Western's Upward Bound program is a dynamic college-based program for high school student who attend Altus, Hollis, Olustee - Eldorado, Snyder, and Tipton.  Upward Bound students come from families with limited financial resources and/or have parents who have not received a bachelor's degree.   Upward Bound is a TRIO Program, federally funded by the United States Department of Education. 

Western's Upward Bound program provides various opportunities to experience academic programs, cultural events, and other activities not usually available to first generation students or students from families with limited financial resources.  Information, activities and instruction are designed to acquaint youth with a range of career options and career job shadow with area professionals. The services and opportunities are provided at no cost to students or families.




Our Friendly Staff

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Bruce Wilson
Director of TRIO Programs
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Kimberlie Borrego
Upward Bound Assistant Director
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Crystal Garcia
Upward Bound Academic Coach


What is Western Oklahoma State College?

  • About

    Western Oklahoma State College, established as Altus Junior College in 1926, is the oldest original municipal two-year college still in existence in Oklahoma...
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  • Vision

    Western Oklahoma State College aspires to be the outstanding and innovative community college known for its focus on student success and its service to community and regional development.
  • Mission

    The mission of Western Oklahoma State College is to provide high quality education while ensuring equity, supporting student success, and empowering individuals to become productive members of diverse local, regional, and global communities.