Mission Statement

The Achievement and Assessment Institute has committed itself to extending broad educational support to the youth and adults of all segments of its community. The Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) is part of that commitment.

The mission of CEOP is to empower historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students to advance their achievement in higher education. CEOP strives to increase academic success, college access and graduation rates by using research-driven strategies to assist individuals in overcoming financial, academic, social and cultural barriers to higher education. Our mission complements the overall mission of the University of Kansas to educate leaders in a global community.


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