TRIO - Student Support Services

Student Support Services (TRIO) is designed to assist students to reach their academic goals of graduating from JCC with a two-year degree and transferring to a four-year college or university. TRIO serves to motivate and help students accomplish academic and personal success by offering comprehensive individual support.  SSS assists students with enhancing their academic skills in a welcoming atmosphere where they can thrive intellectually, personally, and professionally. We are committed to employing a holistic approach to empower our students to be resilient, demonstrate self-efficacy, and strengthen their self and peer advocacy.

Services provided by the program include:

Program objectives include:

  • 67% of all participants served by the SSS Project will persist from one academic year to the beginning of the next academic year or graduate and/or transfer from a two-year to a four-year institution during the academic year

  • 67% of all enrolled participants served by the SSS project will meet the performance level required to stay in good academic standing

  • 24% of new participants served each year will graduate with an Associate Degree or Certificate within four years

  • 21% of new participants served each year will graduate and transfer with an Associate Degree or Certificate within four years

  • 67% of all students in TRIO must be first generation and low-income

Student Support Services (TRIO) is 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education to serve 160 participants annually in the amount of $275,105 per year for a period of five years (2020-2025).