Achievements

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GEAR UP

UNLV Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)

  • 79% of GEAR UP college-ready students enrolled in a postsecondary program
  • GEAR UP works with parents and students to ensure they are knowledgeable about college entrance requirements, financial aid, and college preparatory high school courses

Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math/Science (UBMS) Center

  • 100% of UB seniors achieved proficiency level on state assessments in reading/language arts and math
  • 100% of the students were promoted to the next grade level or graduated from high school
  • 89% of the students who graduated from high-school completed a rigorous program of study
  • 81% of the UB college-ready students enrolled in a postsecondary program

Educational Talent Search

TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS)

  • 100% of all students progressed to the next grade level
  • 100% of senior participants graduated from high school
  • 71% of the TS college-ready students enrolled in a postsecondary program
  • 87% of high school graduates completed a rigorous program of study

Educational Opportunity Center Adult Services

TRIO Educational Opportunity Center Adult Services (EOC)

  • 48% of the college-ready participants enrolled in a postsecondary program (entered or reentered postsecondary education)
  • 44% of the participants who did not obtain a high school diploma or equivalent received a secondary school diploma or equivalent

Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)

  • 72% of the first-year freshmen graduate from UNLV within six years
  • 100% of program participants were in good academic standing
  • 97% of the students persisted toward completing an academic program

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Institute

TRIO Ronald E. McNair Scholars Institute

  • 62% of the McNair graduates enrolled in a post baccalaureate program
  • 100% of the McNair first-year graduate students continued to be enrolled in graduate school
  • 100% of the McNair Scholars who participated in the Summer Research Institute completed their research or scholarly activities

Title III AANAPISI

Title III Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI)

  • 92% of program participants persisted toward or earned a bachelor’s degree

Community Partnerships

  • The Nevada Department of Employment and Training, with the Department of Health and Human Services (a division of Welfare and Supportive Services), and The Center’s TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) program developed a partnership aimed at encouraging low income and first-generation welfare recipients to consider higher education as an option for a self-sustained lifestyle. Through this and other collaborative efforts, more than three hundred individuals received GED assessment and advising toward continuing their education during this year.
  • Wells Fargo First Generation Scholarship Program provides 20 scholarships ($2,500 each) to undergraduate students who meet eligibility criteria. Students must commit to 80 hours a year of volunteer service at a CAEO target school.
  • Senoras of Excellence/Senores of Distinction Scholarship program provides scholarships ($1,000 each) to undergraduate students who meet eligibility criteria.

Participants

  • Since receiving its first federal grant in 1967, the Center has increased the number of participants from 50 students to more than 26,000 annually.
  • Since 2005, the Ronald E. McNair Scholars (TRiO) Institute reports 22 students have earned a doctoral degree and 91 students went on to graduate school.
  • The UNLV Ronald E. McNair Scholars Institute congratulates nine former TRIO McNair Scholars who received advanced degrees: Dr. Danielle Jackson, Ph.D. from the University of Arizona; Dr. Tyrone Roach from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; Amie Fender, J.D. from University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Dr. Teddy Sim, Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western Chiropractic College; Katrina Samuels, J.D., Southern University; Amy Yonesawa, J.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Dr. Amanda Haboush, Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Dr. Lorenzo Nichols, Doctorate in Optometry from the InterAmerican University, School of Optometry, Dr. Michael Webber, Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Dr. Kristopher R. Buchanan, Ph.D. from Texas A&M.

Federally Funded Programs

Program - # of Grants Funded - Total Number of Participants
  • UB - 3 - 191
  • UBMS - 2 - 119
  • ETS - 5 - 2,758
  • EOC - 2 - 2,000
  • SSS - 2 - 505
  • McNair - 1 - 30
  • GEAR UP - 3 - 20,000
  • TRIO Training Institute - 1 - 125
  • AANAPISI - 2 - 380
CAEO Funded Divisions & Programs
  • Administration
  • Family Support Services
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Mentor & Volunteer Program
  • Parents Program
  • Research & Compliance
Participants Eligibility Criteria

GEAR UP

  • Free & reduced lunch rate at target middle schools is 51% or higher

TRIO

  • At least 2/3 of participants are Low-Income and First-Generation College

Title III AANAPISI

  • At least 50% of participants are Asian-American Native American Pacific Islander
  • All participants must be Low Income and/or First-Generation College
Ethnicity Breakdown
  • Hispanic - 57%
  • African-American - 20%
  • White - 12%
  • Native American/Pacific Islander - 1%
  • Asian - 4%
  • Multi-racial - 6%
Services Offered
  • Academic Advising and Counseling
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Parent Education Workshops
  • Basic Instruction in English
  • GED Preparation
  • Faculty Mentoring
  • Research Opportunities
  • Tutoring
  • College Tours
  • College Preparation
  • Summer Residential Programs
  • Credit Recovery
  • Career Planning
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Assistance with College Admissions and Financial Aid Applications
Employees
(as of 2/1/17)
  • Total Count - 266
  • Professional - 72
  • Letter of Appointment - 8
  • Classified - 15
  • Graduate Assistant - 3
  • Student Worker - 24
  • Tutors/Instructors - 144