Three Rivers Community College (Norwich)

574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
Tel: (860)215-9000
4,530 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 4,530 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 46%.
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) is one of 3 community colleges within New London County, CT.
The nearest community college is Mitchell College (12.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 148 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
College Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) (CT) 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
Total Faculty 148 staff 71 staff

Student Body

The student population of 4,530 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,530 students 2,384 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 31:1 23:1
# Full-Time Students 1,487 students 971 students
# Part-Time Students 3,043 students 1,843 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
3%
% Hispanic
10%
16%
% Black
6%
13%
% White
75%
54%
% Two or more races
3%
1%
% Unknown races
3%
13%
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. 0.42 0.65

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,598 is equal to the state average of $3,598. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,734 is less than the state average of $10,754. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,598 $3,598
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,734 $10,754
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 67% 78%
Source: 2014 (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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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,748 per year for in-state students and $13,538 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,468 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 66%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut community colleges have a 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. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.