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Educational Opportunity Programs




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Phone: (785) 864-3415
Fax: (785) 864-0399

Center for Educational Opportunity Programs
305 J.R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045

TRIO 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 TRIO Programs:

Educational Opportunity Centers Math & Science Center
Educational Talent Search Upward Bound
McNair Scholars Program Veterans Upward Bound
Student Support Services