Center for Educational Opportunity Programs
305 J.R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045
programs provide educational opportunities for low-income and disabled Americans.
Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter
college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic
and social life. These programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher
Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRIO Programs (initially
just three programs).
Students enrolled in today's TRIO programs mirror our nation's multicultural
and multiethnic society. Thirty-seven percent of TRIO students are White,
36% are African-American, 19% are Hispanic, 4% are Native American, and
4% are Asian-American. Sixteen thousand TRIO students are disabled. There
are more than 25,000 U.S. veterans currently enrolled in the TRIO programs.
Over 1,200 colleges, universities, and community colleges and agencies now
offer TRIO programs in America. All TRIO program services are available
to low-income, physically disabled, and first-generation college students.
See the U.S. Department of Education's TRIO website for more information.
The University of Kansas School of Education is proud to sponsor the following