To and Through College

To and Through College

Through an individualized, holistic, and multi-year commitment, College Bound empowers promising students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve bachelor’s degrees and successful careers.

College Matriculation

Below is a selection of Colleges and Universities that College Bound students have attended.

Cornell College
Tennesee State University
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University of Central Missouri logo
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Howard University
Clark Atlanta University
Washington University in St. Louis logo
Spelman College Logo
Saint Louis University logo
Carnegie Mellon University
St. Louis Community College logo
Southeast Missouri State University logo
Lincoln University
Missouri State University logo
Fisk University

College Bound Fast Facts

College Bound started with two high schools and 36 students in 2006. It is our duty to our students and their families to continue to innovate and achieve better results. Today we are stronger than ever:


High Schools in our region


Students who benefit from individualized coaching every year


higher graduating rate than demographics predict


“I have been actively engaged with College Bound for over a decade because it does such important work in helping break the cycle of poverty and inequality in St. Louis. Seeing the students bring their education and talents back into the community is extremely gratifying!”

Chuck Carpenter, Board Chairperson

“College Bound has helped me to think broadly, outside the box, deep into my future. I have learned so much and will take what I have learned with me to inspire others.”

Kiara, student

Our Partners

College Bound is proud to partner with the following: