Three Rivers Community College (Norwich)

574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360-0000
Tel: 8602159016
  • With 78 different degree and certificate programs, Three Rivers can be the starting point for any path you plan. The excellent faculty, range of programs and flexible scheduling will help you achieve your goals.
  • You can earn a career-ready associates degree at Three Rivers or save tens of thousands of dollars by completing an associates degree here, than transferring to a four-year university to complete a bachelors degree in two years. And with small class sizes, you`ll get hands on attention from a faculty that wants you to succeed. 
School Highlights
  • Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) serves 4,259 students (32% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.
  • 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 253 teachers has grown by 62% over five years.
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich)(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty253 staff71 staff
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,259 has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has grown by 50% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,259 students2,814 students
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio17:122:1
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,384 students971 students
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,875 students1,843 students
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Enrollment Breakdown CT All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Black (2007-2016)
% White
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Ethnicity Breakdown CT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.590.66
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,200$35,100
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,168 is less than the state average of $5,238. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,504 is less than the state average of $15,449. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,168$5,238
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,504$15,449
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesNEBHE Tuition: $6,25
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%78%
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$5,500
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,400$4,400
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Three Rivers Community College is a commuter college that serves Southeastern Connecticut and eastern regions of the state. The student population consists of more than 4,300 enrolled students each semester. Knowing that the educational goals of our students are as diverse as their backgrounds, Three Rivers provides a broad range of credit and non-credit liberal arts, sciences, career and technical courses. 
  • With 78 different degree and certificate programs, Three Rivers can be the starting point for any path you plan. Three Rivers has transfer agreements that can lead to more than 500 different four-year degrees. These options include guaranteed admission programs with several public and private colleges and universities in Connecticut. 
  • Three Rivers also offers Workforce & Community Education programs that provide flexible options to take non-credit classes for personal enrichment or to advance job skills. Students may be as focused as the lasers in our Engineering Technologies lab, or have tastes as varied as the art on display in the student gallery.

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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,238 per year for in-state students and $15,449 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,380 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 score of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.