Three Rivers Community College (Norwich)

  • 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 to Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) is Mitchell College (12.6 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 253 teachers has grown by 70% 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
  • The Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has grown by 40% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,259 students2,814 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:122:1
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# Full-Time Students1,384 students971 students
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# Part-Time Students2,875 students1,843 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Three Rivers Community College (Norwich).This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CT.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
16%
16%
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% Black
9%
13%
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% White
61%
53%
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% Two or more races
6%
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
12%
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Diversity Score0.590.66
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College Completion Rate
14%
13%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,200$35,100
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,504$15,449
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Tuition NotesNEBHE Tuition: $6,25
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$5,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,400$4,400
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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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Three Rivers Community College (Norwich) is Mitchell College (12.6 miles away).
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