Welcome to Iowa TRIO!

Advancing and Defending the Ideal of Opportunity in Post-secondary Education in Iowa


Iowa TRIO is a group of colleges and universities (26 at last count) in the state of Iowa that embody our nation's commitment to the dream of education for all Americans, regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstances.

We are a part of the federal TRIO programs and the EOA (Educational Opportunity Association). TRIO includes seven 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 post-baccalaureate programs. The programs include Student Support Services, Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, and others.

Upcoming Iowa TRIO/EOA Events:

October 22 - Iowa TRIO MILE Application Due

Iowa TRIO National First Generation Celebration Virtual TRIO Alum Career Panel!

November 4, 5:30pm-7:00pm (Tentative Date/time) - We encourage institutions to host watch parties for this virtual event as you are able.

Leadership Conference/TRIO Day at the Capital

February 9-10, 2022 - Save the dates!

Iowa TRIO Conference

April 20-22, 2022 Honey Creek Resort12633 Resort Dr.Moravia, IA 52571(866) 797-5308
More info to come