TRIO Programs


TRIO Programs are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. These programs are offered by various universities and community colleges throughout Arkansas. Programs and services vary by location.

Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC).

Assists low-income, first-generation college students or those who have dropped out of college to enroll in 2- or 4-year college programs. Benefits includes free skills testing, assistance applying for college and financial aid, academic advising, tutoring and mentoring, career counseling and planning, assistance applying for veterans resources. 

Student Support Services.

Helps low-income students to stay in college until they earn their bachelor's degrees. Participants receive tutoring, counseling and remedial instruction.

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement.

Designed to encourage low-income students and minority undergraduates to consider careers in college teaching as well as prepare for doctoral study. Students who participate in this program are provided with research opportunities and faculty mentors.

Veterans Upward Bound.

Provides intensive basic skills development and short-term remedial courses for military veterans to help them successfully transition into college. Benefits includes free skills testing, assistance applying for college and financial aid, academic advising, tutoring and mentoring, career counseling and planning, assistance applying for veterans resources.

All Programs by School.

Arkansas Northeastern College

Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University at Beebe

Arkansas State University at Heber Springs

Arkansas State University at Searcy

Arkansas State University LRAFB

Arkansas State University Mid-South

Arkansas Tech University

College of the Ouachitas

East Arkansas Community College

Harding University

Henderson State University

John Brown University

National Park College

North Arkansas College

Ozarka College

Pulaski Technical College

Rich Mountain Community College

Southeast Arkansas College

Southern Arkansas University

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville

University of Arkansas Community College at Hope

University of Arkansas Phillips Community College

University of the Ozarks