Educational Opportunity Center

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), hosted by Crowder College, provides free post-secondary educational assistance to adult residents of Barry, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, and Newton counties in southwest Missouri.100% Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education at an annual cost of $273,793.


• Financial aid options and planning • Assistance with financial aid application • Student loan counseling • Student loan default counseling

Career Planning

• Career assessments • Career guidance • Career counseling • Career connections

Academic Plannning

• Academic assessments • Educational workshops • College campus visits • Provide testing information and requirements


• EOC newsletters and updates • Referrals to other community service agencies • Activities for students with limited English proficiency • Adult Education guidance