Why are TRIO programs important? See this quote from the Council for Opportunity in
Education, a national TRIO advocacy group.
"Giving a helping hand to low-income students is both the right thing to do and in
our national self-interest. Too many promising, even brilliant students grow up in
low-income surroundings with little family wealth to help smooth their paths. Helping
them is a significant investment; the United States needs students of every background
who are academically prepared and motivated to achieve success to remain competitive
with other nations. But many challenges remain. And like it or not, family wealth
makes all the difference. Lack of money is one reason why low-income students are
being left behind. Once enrolled, low-income students earn bachelor’s degrees at a
rate that is less than half of their high-income peers — 21% compared with 45%. America’s
highest and lowest-income students may have similar talents and potential, but there
is a wide gap between the groups in college attendance. Few low-income students achieve
a college degree, no matter how talented they are. That is why TRIO is so essential.
TRIO programs step in the gap for many individuals..."
Congratulations SSS graduates, we are so proud of you! It is an exceptional honor
for us to have played even a small role in your success.
-Student Success Services at the University of Wyoming
Student Success ServicesDept. 38081000 E. University Ave.Laramie, WY. 82071Knight Hall, Room 330 (Main Office)Phone: (307) 766-6189