Why Choose Three Rivers?

Three Rivers is the Right Choice.

Get a good start on college
Studies show that community college graduates who transfer to a four-year university do as well as, or better, grade-wise as students who took their lower-division courses from the university.

Enrolling is easy
Our Getting Started Checklist will walk you through the steps you need to get started at Three Rivers College. Have questions? Call our Welcome Center at 1-877-TRY-TRCC (879-8722) or email You can also speak to an advisor virtually.

High-quality education for a great value
Three Rivers offers the same freshman and sophomore classes as four-year universities at about one-half the cost. Our classes are designed to transfer seamlessly to four-year colleges and universities.

Get a degree, not debt
Grants, scholarships, and other financial aid go further at Three Rivers because of our low tuition. For many students, financial aid covers the full cost of attending Three Rivers. You are automatically considered for 280+ TRC scholarships just by completing an application and submitting your FAFSA.

Flexibility for busy schedules
Three Rivers offers classes at convenient locations and times, and online classes that can be accessed any time. For those needing a fully online program, we offer TRC Online with 12 fully online pathways to an associate degree.

Upgrade your job skills
Three Rivers' career and technical courses can give you the skills you need to advance in your present job or start a new career. Check out our Areas of Study.

Advanced opportunities for excellent students
Many top high school students choose Three Rivers, where scholarship funds go further. Exceptional students can take advantage of Three Rivers' honors program.

Get a fresh start on your education
Don’t have the test score to get into a university? Couldn’t complete your degree elsewhere? Been a while since you were in a classroom? Come to Three Rivers, where we are committed to helping students. Our transitional classes, offered face-to-face and online, are designed to prepare students for college level coursework. Our academic support resources—face-to-face and virtual—include library and tutoring services.

We’re here for you
When you have questions or need assistance, we make it easy to reach out. Call our Welcome Center at 573-840-9605. Speak to enrollment services or financial aid advisors via Zoom, phone, or email.

We’re committed to your success
At TRC, you get individual attention from advisors and instructors, and the resources you need to succeed. If you have questions or an issue, let us know, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Enroll now
Follow the steps on our Getting Started Checklist to get started at Three Rivers College. Call the Welcome Center at 1-877-TRY-TRCC (879-8722) with questions or email You can also speak to an advisor virtually.

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