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TRIO & TRIO STEM

TRIO Hours for Fall 2021
Monday - Thursday

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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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.

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.

TRIO Vision: We are actively engaged in creating a positive caring community that promotes diversity, leadership and student success.


TRIO Students Receive:

  • Individualized academic counseling, planning, and course scheduling.
  • Exclusive use of the TRIO office, computer lab, and study space.
  • Tutoring.
  • College success workshops.
  • Career readiness training.
  • Four-year college and university tours.
  • Silicon Valley company tours and professional events.
  • Connection to a nation-wide network of TRIO students and alumni.

Access the staff in the TRIO Virtual Office

How to Apply
Apply Today! Spaces Are Limited. Read more about Eligibility and Application Information.
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.

campus center frontQuotation mark. "I am extremely excited to graduate with my A.A. at Mission College!!! I could not have accomplished this journey without the help of the... TRIO program. With their guidance, they have truly helped me to transform and mature into the person I always longed to be. I cannot be more thankful enough to have met them. They have created such an impact on my experience here." - Kayla M., TRIO Student -Quote about the program

Mission Cares

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