• 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 3,160 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,160 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,168
  • Out-state tuition: $12,504
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 232 teachers has grown by 56% over five years.
Three Rivers Community College
(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
232 staff
154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Three Rivers Community College has declined by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The Three Rivers Community College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,160 students
2,354 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,056 students
789 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,104 students
1,305 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
216 students
318 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,056 students
789 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
13 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,104 students
2,023 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
86 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
485 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
3%
4%
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% Hispanic
10%
21%
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% Black
5%
14%
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% White
74%
53%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score
0.44
0.65
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.07%
3.07%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.38%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,200
$34,800
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,168 is less than the state average of $5,329. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,504 is less than the state average of $15,711. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,168
$5,329
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,504
$15,711
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Tuition Notes
NEBHE Tuition: $6,25
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
70%
74%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,000
$8,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,012
$4,356
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
500
SAT Math
n/a
510
ACT Composite
n/a
23
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Three Rivers Community College cost?

Three Rivers Community College's tuition is approximately $4,168 for In-State students and $12,504 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,160 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,168
  • Out-state tuition: $12,504
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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