Three Rivers Community College, located in Norwich, Connecticut, was established in 1992 through the merger of Mohegan Community College and Thames Valley Community Technical College and is named for the three rivers that flow nearby, the Shetucket, Yantic and Thames. Though originally split between the Mohegan and Thames Valley campuses, funding was approved to consolidate the campuses into the Thames Valley campus, which was accomplished in 2009. In addition the school operated two instructional centers at the Naval Marine Base and the Ella Grasso Technical College in Groton.
Students at Three Rivers Community College may choose between academic transfer and career training programs offered by the school in order to complete their intended goals. Academic transfer is accomplished through the completion of a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year education and allows the student to apply for transfer to four year institutions upon completion. If admitted students will be able to continue their education and eventually earn a bachelor's degree. Agreements with certain schools, particularly public Connecticut institutions, ease transfer requirements and may guarantee admission if certain academic requirements are met.
Career training programs offers an education in a high demand field and industry, allowing the student to enter the workforce and obtain long term employment upon completion. Programs are taught by qualified industry professionals who supervise skill development through practical courses that simulate real work environments. Students will also receive traditional classroom education depending on the program, with general education courses of degree programs following this route. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in an associate degree or certificate upon completion.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Three Rivers Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any interested individual to enroll through the completion and submission of an application for admission and payment of the associated fees. Students are asked to provide transcripts and test scores if available, and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration due determine one's education level and the courses he or she may be required to take. Participation in orientation and a meeting with a counselor are encouraged for new students to familiarize themselves with the campus and educational options.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information provided by which will be used by the school's financial aid department to determine the extent of a given student's need and their aid program eligibility when constructing his or her financial aid packet. Aid must be applied for prior to each academic year and it is recommended that the application be completed in a timely fashion.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,600-$4,300
- Out-of-State: $11,000-$12,960
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $150-$180 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $450-$540 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||67%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||65%||$4,605|
|Receiving Student Loans||7%||$2,984|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Three Rivers Community College – Norwich may provide services like:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Connecticut, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Three Rivers Community College – Norwich||New London County||Connecticut|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1977)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Connecticut
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Three Rivers Community College – Norwich by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Three Rivers Community College – Norwich.
- Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, CT (21 miles away)
- Middlesex Community College in Middletown, CT (28 miles away)
- Manchester Community College - NH in Manchester, CT (29 miles away)
- Capital Community College in Hartford, CT (34 miles away)
- Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, CT (40 miles away)