What is TRiO?

TRiO was established by Congress in 1965. TRiO programs are federally funded through competitive grants at over 1,200 colleges, universities, and agencies throughout the United States. TRiO programs are designed to provide academic, career, and personal support to college students who are first generation, are low income, and/or have disabilities.

TRiO Student Support Services Programs Work!

Data collected over a period of five consecutive years shows that:

  • TRiO students are more than twice as likely as their non-TRiO peers to graduate within 4 years.
  • 93% of TRiO Student Support Service participants maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.