The current higher education system is not designed to help all students succeed.
Americans have left college without a degree
average years taken to earn an associate's degree
average student debt for a bachelor's degree
We live in a world where talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not.
- Paul LeBlanc
President, Southern New Hampshire University
A hybrid model for college that
puts students first.
An Innovative Solution
A "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 students.
Trio is advancing the movement by creating a network of hybrid colleges led by local community members.
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