TRCC Now Offers CT In-State Tuition Rates to RI, MA and NY Residents

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Three Rivers Community College now offers in-state tuition rates to neighboring residents from Rhode Island as well as Massachusetts and New York.  This gives residents just over the state line affordable access to Three Rivers 79 degrees and certificates for 50 percent less than the previous out-of-state tuition cost. In-state tuition for Connecticut residents, and now for residents of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York, is only $159 per credit hour or $2,178 per full-time semester (12 or more credits).

With 79 degrees and certificates available, Three Rivers offers many unique programs not available through the Community College of Rhode Island. For example, Nuclear Engineering Technology is the only of its kind in New England, one of three in the country, and considered the best in the nation. Other programs include:


  • Construction Technology
  • Electrical, Laser and Robotics Engineering Technology
  • Criminal Justice, Treatment Option
  • Exercise Science
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Pathways to Teaching


  • Graphic and Communication Arts
  • Hotel Management
  • Library Technology
  • Restaurant Management
  • Women’s Studies

The College is also part of New England Board of Higher Education, which offers reduced out-of-state tuition for eligible Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont students at $238.50 per credit hour or $3,247 per full-time semester (12 or more credits).Three Rivers in Norwich is closer than most people realize. The College is only a 30-minute drive from Hopkinton, 35 minutes from Westerly and 45 minutes from West Greenwich. Parking is plentiful and free.

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