Three Rivers Community College (Norwich)

574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
Tel: (860)215-9000
4,749 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 4,749 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
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 151 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 151 staff
61 staff
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,749 has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 42% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,749 students 1,296 students
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
21:1
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,609 students
814 students
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,140 students
1,040 students
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
4%
5%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
14%
21%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
15%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Black (2006-2013)
% White
66%
51%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Unknown (2006-2013)
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.54 0.68
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,212 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,556 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,212 $5,660
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,556 $10,250
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 66%
89%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $7,004 per year for in-state students and $14,329 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,305 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 62%. 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Sanford-Brown College-Farmington. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.