Ensuring Equitable Access to Higher Education

Ensuring Equitable Access to Higher Education

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.

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


College Bound started with two high schools and 36 students in 2006.Today we serve nearly 550 students from more than 30 area high schools.


of students in CB's Class of 2020 matriculated to college within six months of graduation


of current CB collegians are projected to have zero debt upon graduation


more CB students earn degrees than their demographics would predict


“If I hadn’t joined CB, I don’t think I would have started or completed college. The application and financial aid process was a lot and it can be difficult to navigate. I received support with my NCLEX (nursing board) exam fees and the prep class fee that was added on at UMSL as a requirement last minute.”

Christion, CB Class of 2016

“There was never a time when I couldn’t reach out to my College Bound coaches – whether it was about academics or family. I didn’t have a father and I could reach out to my coaches for anything I needed. College Bound gave me the push I needed.”

Jeremiah, CB Class of 2011

“Coming to CB, you get a personalized coach. At first I didn’t know if I would click with someone like her, but she’s actually pretty dope. Claire gets it – she gets me.”

Bryona, CB@STLCC student

“The people here are so welcoming and understanding. They are so helpful. I came sophomore year and I was afraid to talk to anyone. I didn’t know if I could trust the people here. Now I know that I can put 100% of my trust in them because I know they will be there when I need them most. I feel safe here. I love College Bound.”

Alex, CB Class of 2020

“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, CB Class of 2020

Our Partners

College Bound is proud to partner with the following: