WHAT IS TRIO?
TRIO Programs are our nation’s way of carrying out a commitment to educational opportunities for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background, or economic circumstance. They are funded under the Title IV Higher Education Act of 1965. TRIO Programs help students to overcome class, social, and cultural barriers to higher education and to realize their educational potential.
TRIO Programs provide services to students who come from low-income families and whose parents have not graduated with a four-year degree. Congress has mandated that two-thirds of those students enrolled in TRIO Programs must fall into both these categories. Students enrolled in today’s TRIO Programs mirror our nation’s multi-cultural and multiethnic society. Thirty-seven percent of TRIO students are White, 35% are African-American, 19% are Hispanic,4% are Native American, and 4% are Asian-American. Twenty-two thousand TRIO students are disabled.
TRIO college graduates work in business, government, medicine, law, education, communications, finance, politics, transportation, publishing, law enforcement, computer science and technology, engineering, and accounting.
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