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, Talent Search, Upward Bound, and others.