TRiO Successes

Over 1,900 TRIO Programs currently serve nearly 700,000 first-generation college bound/low-income Americans between the ages of 11 and 27. Many programs serve students in grade 6 - 12. Forty-two percent of TRIO students are Caucasian, 35% are African-American, 15% are Hispanic, 4% are Native American and 4% are Asian-American. Approximately 16,000 TRIO students are disabled.

Additional Statistics

  • Students in the TRIO Upward Bound programs are four times more likely to earn an undergraduate degree than those students from similar backgrounds who did not participate in TRIO
  • Nearly 20% of all African-American and Hispanic first year students who entered college in 1981 received assistance through the TRIO Talent Search or EOC programs
  • Students in the TRIO Student Support Services program are more than twice as likely to remain in college that those students from similar backgrounds who did not participate in the program
  • Since 1965, an estimated 2,000,000 students have graduated from college with the special assistance and support of TRIO Programs