What is TRIO?
TRIO is a nationwide series of educational opportunity programs designed to help low income, first generation, and/or disabled Americans enter and graduate from college. TRIO programs are operated by hundreds of colleges, universities and community organizations, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. There are both pre-college and college level TRIO programs. The various TRIO programs serve students ranging from 6th graders to those pursuing advanced degrees. Currently, over 2,700 TRIO programs serve nearly 873,000 students.
TRIO programs provide advising and academic support to help students overcome barriers to higher education. TRIO is committed to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance.
TRIO Pre-College programs at Clatsop Community College include: