Three Rivers Community College (Poplar Bluff)

  • Three Rivers Community College is a public, comprehensive community college located in Southeast Missouri. The college serves a variety of higher educational needs for the residents of the college district and the surrounding area. The college has the philosophy that educational opportunities should be accessible and available regardless of economic, social, motivational, physical, and geographical barriers. In support of this philosophy the college maintains an open admissions policy, actively develops financial aid resources, emphasizes quality in teaching and counseling for students, and offers classes off campus. Finally, the college believes that education is not only a preparation to earn a living but is also a way of life.
School Highlights
  • Three Rivers Community College (Poplar Bluff) serves 4,201 students (58% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 33%.
  • Three Rivers Community College (Poplar Bluff) is the only community colleges within Butler County, MO.
  • The nearest community college to Three Rivers Community College (Poplar Bluff) is Black River Technical College (47.0 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 126 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Three Rivers Community College (Poplar Bluff)(MO) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty126 staff32 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Three Rivers Community College (Poplar Bluff) has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Three Rivers Community College (Poplar Bluff) diversity score of 0.18 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,201 students1,126 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:127:1
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# Full-Time Students2,429 students514 students
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# Part-Time Students1,772 students612 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
184200
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% Hispanic
2%
3%
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% Black
7%
9%
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% White
90%
67%
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% Unknown races
1%
19%
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Diversity Score0.180.51
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College Completion Rate
18%
39%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,300$31,000
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,968 is less than the state average of $5,754. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,048 is less than the state average of $7,141. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,968$5,754
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,048$7,141
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,000$12,204
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,000$6,000
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Three Rivers Community College was founded April 5, 1966, when citizens of Butler, Carter, Ripley, and Wayne counties, located in Southeast Missouri, voted into existence the Three Rivers Junior College District. Since that time, the college has grown and prospered. Beginning in storefront facilities in downtown Poplar Bluff, Missouri, with 138 students in the summer of 1967, the college moved to its seventy-acre campus in August of 1979. Currently over 3,500 students are enrolled in the various college transfer, occupational-technical, developmental and continuing education courses. Three Rivers Community College offers over 80 degree and certificate programs. Along with excellent programs, TRCC also offers superior scheduling flexibility. Day and evening courses are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer. Distance Learning opportunities are also available including web and telecourses at over 30 off-sites. TRCC serves more than 3,200 students enrolled in more than 30 associate degree curricula intended for transfer for baccalaureate completion and in technical or career degree and certificate programs. The college also serves over 3,700 students in non-credit and continuing education courses and activities off-campus throughout the 15-county service region. At the present time, the college offers courses at over 28 extension sites beyond the Poplar Bluff campus. With outstanding faculty, three separate campus locations and a strong commitment to helping students reach their educational goals; TRCC continues to be a superior choice for a high quality education. No matter if you are planning to transfer to a four-year college with your associate's degree or taking your associates or certificate to use in the workforce, your future begins here at TRCC. Three Rivers Community College, "home of the Raiders," has nationally recognized varsity sports programs for men and women in basketball, baseball, volleyball, baseball, softball and cheerleading.

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Did You Know?
For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,754 per year for in-state students and $7,141 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,433 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Missouri community colleges have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.