TRIO's Mission

Mission statement

The mission of TRIO Programs is to encourage and assist people who are traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education because of income or family educational background in the preparation for, entry to, and completion of post-secondary education.

Vision statement

TRIO staff envisions programs and services that help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education so that students achieve levels of academic success comparable to that for the general student population.


"The OSP has a higher graduation rate than the national average for all undergraduates."

"Recent McNair graduates have gone on to pursue degrees at Carnegie Mellon, Vanderbilt, and University of Michigan, among other prestigious institutions."

"Our students are encouraged in their pursuit of national and international scholarship and fellowship opportunities, including a recent Fulbright Scholar."

"EOC has developed dozens of new community partnerships over the past few years."

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