Three Rivers Community College

574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
Top Ranked (2021-22): View Rankings
  • 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 serves 3,997 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.

Top Rankings

Three Rivers Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Connecticut for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 253 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Three Rivers Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty253 staff154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Three Rivers Community College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The Three Rivers Community College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,997 students3,023 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
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# Full-Time Students1,274 students654 students
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# Part-Time Students2,723 students2,369 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
4%
4%
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% Hispanic
15%
23%
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% Black
8%
17%
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% White
58%
47%
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% Two or more races
6%
3%
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% Non Resident races
6%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.630.69
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College Completion Rate
14%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,200$35,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,168 is more than the state average of $3,995. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,504 is more than the state average of $11,928. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,168$3,995
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,504$11,928
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Tuition NotesNEBHE Tuition: $6,25
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid68%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,475$7,897
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$4,500
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Source: 2019 (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 is Mitchell College (12.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Mitchell College
    Private not-for-profit
    665 students | 12.50 Mi437 Pequot Avenue
    New London, CT 06320
    (860) 701-5000
    12.50665
  • 1,335 students | 24.30 Mi742 Upper Maple St
    Danielson, CT 06239
    (860) 932-4000
    24.301,335
  • 2,547 students | 26.30 Mi100 Training Hill Rd
    Middletown, CT 06457
    (860) 343-5701
    26.302,547
  • 6,003 students | 28.40 MiGreat Path
    Manchester, CT 06040
    (860) 512-3000
    28.406,003
  • Goodwin College
    Private not-for-profit
    3,397 students | 30.90 MiOne Riverside Drive
    East Hartford, CT 06118
    (860) 528-4111
    30.903,397
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For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,995 per year for in-state students and $11,928 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,401 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.