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Oklahoma City Community College - TRIO Programs (Student Support Services)

  • Oklahoma City Community College - TRIO Programs (Student Support Services)
  • 7777 South May Avenue Main Building, Room 1T7
  • Oklahoma City, OK 73159

Program Description

The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes six outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects and a dissemination partnership program to encourage the replication or adaptation of successful practices of TRIO projects at institutions and agencies that do not have TRIO grants.

TRIO Student Support Services is a federal program funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant. TRIO SSS is a comprehensive program designed to promote persistence and success in college. TRIO SSS is designed:

  • To increase college retention and graduation rates for eligible students;
  • To increase the transfer rates of eligible students from two-year to 4-year institutions; and,
  • To foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first generation college students and individuals with disabilities.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%