Three Rivers Community College (Norwich)

574 New London Turnpike, Norwich
CT, 06360
Tel: (860)886-0177
4,616 students
Public institution
Three Rivers Community College meets the diverse educational needs of the community by creating an environment that stimulates learning. The college provides educational opportunities that are affordable and accessible. Additionally, Three Rivers develops regional partnerships and initiatives that contribute to the educational, economic, and cultural growth of Southeastern Connecticut.
School Highlights:
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) serves 4,616 students (33% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) is one of 3 community colleges within New London County, CT.
The nearest community college is Mitchell College (12.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 4,616 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,616 students
1,287 students
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,531 students
832 students
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,085 students
1,021 students
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) sch enrollment Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1% 1%
% Hispanic
9%
7%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
7%
12%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Black (2006-2012)
% White
77%
66%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) More (2010-2012)
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) sch ethnicity Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.39 0.45
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,598 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,734 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,598 $5,890
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,734 $10,050
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Three Rivers Community College is a multi-campus commuter college that serves Southeastern Connecticut and eastern regions of the state with a variety of credit and non-credit degree and certificate programs designed to meet the dynamic needs of our learning community. Three Rivers Community College was formed in 1992 as a result of a mandate enacted by the Connecticut General Assembly which merged community and technical colleges in five geographic areas around Connecticut. Named in recognition of the region's three primary rivers– the Shetucket, the Yantic and the Thames, Three Rivers Community College was formed from the merger of Mohegan Community College and Thames Valley State Technical College, both located in Norwich. Currently, the college is still housed on both campuses. The college also has two off-campus instructional centers located at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton and Ella Grasso Technical School in Groton, CT. Through the integration of technical, career, and liberal arts programs within the College, Three Rivers' students are now able to move with greater ease from one program to another. Over three thousand five hundred full- and part-time students in credit programs and one thousand four hundred students in credit-free continuing education programs enroll each year at Three Rivers. Three Rivers Community College is accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.

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