GEAR UP works.

A study shows that for the 2008-14 cohort of schools, GEAR UP participation had a significant positive impact on the college enrollment rate, for both immediate college enrollment and delayed college enrollment when compared to a comparison group.

In addition, recent evaluations find that Oregon GEAR UP has played an instrumental role in promoting a college-going culture, including increasing students' expectations for postsecondary education. Results also indicate a positive correlation between participation in GEAR UP-related activities and positive perceptions about college affordability.

Annual Reports

Our annual reports highlight some of the school-based, statewide and partner activities that help to make GEAR UP such a powerful program for Oregon's low-income youth. See annual reports from our previous grants (2002-2008 and 2008-2014) here.


Oregon GEAR UP: 2014-2021
Video Retrospective

2021 Impact Study


Impact Study 2021  




2019-20 Annual Report Annual Report 18-19 2017-18 Annual Report




2016-17 Annual Report 2015-16 Annual Report 2014-15 Annual Report


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