What is TRIO?


2013 WV TRiO SLC

TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. Over 8,300 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities — from sixth grade through college graduation — are served by the 28 TRIO Programs across the state of West Virginia. Our TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. TRIO programs provide direct support services for students, and relevant training for directors and staff.

There are seven types of TRIO programs in the state. Click on each one below to learn about them:

Pre-College Programs

Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC)
Educational Talent Search
Upward Bound
Upward Bound Math Science
Veterans Upward Bound


College Programs
Student Support Services and Robert E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement