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1632-16---Web-TRCCThree Rivers Community College – Your College. Your Future.

Three Rivers is not just any community college. In fact, it’s not just any college.

At Three Rivers, you’ll find:

  • the best 2-year Nuclear Engineering Technology program in the country, offering full scholarships to 16 students every year
  • a Nursing program that is ranked among the top 5 in Connecticut
  • Manufacturing programs, both credit and non-credit, that lead directly to employment with our broad network of area companies
  • Pathway Degree Programs in disciplines including criminology, English, mathematics, the sciences and sociology that transfer directly to all Connecticut state universities
  • Incredibly affordable tuition that will keep your student debt low, and if you pursue a 4-year degree, almost halve your college costs.
  • Financial aid and scholarships that makes college a reality for those who think they could never afford it.

If you think big and dream big, Three Rivers is ready to help you achieve your goals.

Three Rivers Community College is …

… a commuter college with state-of-the-art facilities and labs  that serves southeastern Connecticut and eastern regions of the state. With a student population of more than 4,300 whose educational goals are as diverse as their backgrounds.

… 78 different degree and certificate programs that move you directly into a career or enable you to transfer to a 4-year university through transfer agreements that can lead to more than 500 different bachelor’s degrees.

… Workforce and Community Education programs that provide flexible options to take non-credit classes to advance job skills or for personal enrichment.

Three Rivers can be the starting point for any path you plan.

1632-616---Web-TRCCMake a great investment, without investing greatly.

Concern about the cost of higher education is understandable. It’s also easy to understand why Three Rivers is a smart choice. At just over $8,400 for two years of tuition including basic fees, you will discover our cost-per-college-credit is among the strongest values anywhere in Connecticut. Whether pursing a two-year associate degree or a 4-year bachelor’s degree, you can save thousands of dollars by studying here. When our students transfer to a four-year college, their savings on tuition alone can range from over $10,000 at a state university to over $60,000 for private institution.

If you need to fit school around work, we offer flexible scheduling options. The variety of classes and schedules offered enable Three Rivers students to earn an income while pursuing their studies. Depending on your circumstances, you could be like many of our graduates who enter the workforce with student debt that is a fraction of the national average.

Plus, there many ways to pay for your education with our financial aid program. At Three Rivers, 67% of our students receive some type of financial aid. Whether you are a full-time or part-time student, you may qualify. Financial aid can come from a variety of sources (federal or state government, private programs) and in different forms of aid, including scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study funding. Our financial aid office and other resources, such as Veterans Services, are available to help guide enrolled students throughout the application process.

If you have unique circumstances — a different learning ability, experience as a veteran, the need for childcare — we can provide a solution.

Join a community where you can learn and thrive.

1632-551---Web-TRCCThree Rivers welcomes students from many walks of life. Whether you are working, a veteran, just beginning college, looking to transfer from your current college, in high school, or simply looking to enhance your knowledge, there is a seat for you in our classrooms plus services in place to support you.

You’ll find our faculty are dedicated to our students. You are not just a number in their classrooms. They know how to push students beyond their limitation and inspire them to learn. They come from many of the great universities, even the Ivy leagues. Most have business experience in addition to their academic credentials, along with extensive networks outside of Three Rivers. And, their first priority is you the student, not research. You are taught by our professors, not a graduate assistant.

The vitality you find at Three Rivers isn’t limited to the classroom: Three Rivers features over 30 student clubs and holds many on-campus activities throughout the year. Take a bus trip to Boston, New York City or the Big E, dress up for the Halloween Dance, have Desserts with the Deans and much more.

Go on to great things

1615-0662---Web-TRCCThree Rivers is responsive to the realities of today’s job market and our region’s growth. You would be hard-pressed to find a major employer in the region that doesn’t have Three Rivers graduates working there. Some hit the ground running with Associates Degrees after just two years; others take advantage of our numerous institutional agreements to pursue four-year degrees.

Three River’s has also developed partnerships with area companies and manufacturers, resulting in programs for high demand industries that are respond to employer hiring needs, which means jobs for you.

Ready to learn more? We’re here to help.

Visit our website — – to get the details about our programs and our people. For information on international student admission, go to  For general admissions, visit

Want to talk to someone? Call our Welcome Center at 860-215-9016. Or email us at

Let us show you how Three Rivers can be your college, your future.