History of Three RiversHistory
Three Rivers College was founded April 5, 1966, when citizens of Butler, Carter, Ripley and Wayne counties located in southeast Missouri, voted into existence the Three Rivers Junior College District.
Since that time, the college has grown and prospered. Beginning in storefront facilities in downtown Poplar Bluff, Missouri, with 138 students in the summer of 1967, the college moved to its 80-acre campus in August of 1979.
Currently, Three Rivers has approximately 3,700 students enrolled in college transfer, career technical, developmental and continuing education courses.
80-acre campus located in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, with in-district centers in Doniphan, Piedmont and Van Buren, and full-service centers in Kennett, Malden, Dexter, Portageville, Sikeston, and Cape Girardeau.