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TRIO Program Vision

  • Four-year college and university tours.
  • Silicon Valley company tours and professional events.
  • Connection to a nation-wide network of TRIO students and alumni.

TRIO is responsible for increasing retention, graduation, and transfer rates of students that are first-generation in college, low income, and/or students with disabilities.

At Mission College, the TRIO programs are comprised of two projects (TRIO & TRIO STEM) designed to meet your specific needs.

While TRIO is open to all majors and supports students through graduation and transfer, TRIO STEM is designed to provide support for the needs and coursework specific to STEM majors.

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Mission Cares

Mission offers a number of services for students in need, see our Mission Cares page for details.

History of TRIO

Funded to serve 285 Mission College students each academic year, it is our priority to offer quality support services in a personal and caring manner to promote academic success.

Service Area Outcomes

SAO 1: 82% of all participants served by TRIO  will persist from one academic year to the beginning of the next academic year, or earn an associate degree or certificate at Mission College, and/or transfer to a 4-year institution be the fall of the next academic year.

SAO 2: 90% of all enrolled TRIO participants served will meet the performance level required to remain in good academic standing at Mission College.

SAO 3: 30% of new TRIO participants served each year will graduate from Mission College with an associate degree or certificate within 4 years.

SAO 4: 25% of new TRIO participants served will receive an associate degree or certificate from Mission College and transfer to a 4-year institution within 4 years.