Regional & State Associations
The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is a nonprofit organization, established in 1981, dedicated to furthering the expansion of college opportunities for low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities throughout the United States. Its membership includes more than 1,000 colleges and agencies. Through its numerous membership services, the Council works in conjunction with colleges, universities, and agencies that host TRIO programs to specifically help low-income students enter college and graduate. More than one million low-income and disabled students each year receive college access and retention services through our member colleges and agencies.
There are presently ten affiliate members of COE which are listed below. McNair Staff can find out what’s happening in their regions and states by using the links below.
AEEE: Association for Equality and Excellence in Education Inc.
ASPIRE: Association of Special Programs in Region Eight
CATP: Caribbean Association of TRIO Programs
US Virgin Islands
MAEOPP: Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel
MEAEOPP: Mideastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel
NASP: Northwest Association of Special Programs
NEOA: New England Educational Opportunity Association
SAEOPP: Southeastern Association of Education Opportunity Program Personnel
SWASAP: Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs
WESTOP: Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel
Pacific Islands (American Samoa, Chuuk, Guam, Kosrae, Marshall Islands, Northern Marianas Islands, Palau, Pohnpei, Yap)