Helping to bring the hybrid college model to new communities across the country


The current higher education system is not designed to help all students succeed

of Latinx students do not graduate

of working adults do not graduate

of Black students do not graduate

of first-generation, low-income students do not graduate

We live in a world where talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not

- Paul LeBlanc

President, Southern New Hampshire University


A New Model for College That 

Puts Students First

A Small Nonprofit's Big Remedy For The Plagues Of Today's College Students

Can These New Colleges Help Solve Higher Education's Equity Problem?

Amid a global pandemic, could we innovate to find more equality through higher education?

An Innovative Solution

"Hybrid college" pairs flexible and affordable online degree programs with robust in-person support, delivering significantly better graduation and career outcomes at a much lower cost.

Across the country, a small but growing group of hybrid college sites have dramatically improved learning, graduation, and career outcomes for non-traditional students.

A Growing National Movement

Across the country, a growing network of hybrid colleges have achieved:

Income increases


Lower cost of tuition


Faster times to completion


Higher graduation rates



Help bring a proven model to new communities

Trio helps communities make this model available by providing:

  • Access to a site license

  • Matched seed funding

  • Support for local coalition building

  • Recruitment and training for a new site leader

  • Incubation for new site launches and management of early site operations

Local leaders who partner with the Trio Alliance can:

  • Bring this innovative model to serve their students 

  • Co-design the program

  • Join a national network at the leading edge of the hybrid college field

  • Build a long-term locally-managed and led community site

Interested in bringing the hybrid college model to your community?

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