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Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness analyzes college data and conducts research to support our planning and policies.

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Main Campus – Poplar Bluff

Our beautiful 80-acre Poplar Bluff campus has learning technology-equipped classrooms, a library, a career center, the Tinnin Fine Arts Center, and more.

Three Rivers Kennett Campus

More Locations

We offer in-person and online classes at our other full-service locations in Southeast Missouri.

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Sikeston Campus Kennett Campus

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Faculty & Staff

Three Rivers employs more than 100 instructors and support staff to provide quality education and assistance.

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Board of Trustees

The governing power of Three Rivers is vested in a six-member Board of Trustees elected by the voters of the college district.

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President’s Office

Three Rivers President Dr. Wesley Payne has more than twenty years of experience and has been with Three Rivers since July 2009.

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Alumni & Friends

All Three Rivers graduates are welcome to join and help support, grow, and develop the College through ongoing opportunities.

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Our Mission, Vision & Core Values

Three Rivers College inspires, prepares, and empowers students to succeed through open access to high-quality learning opportunities that meet the needs of the communities we serve.

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History of Three Rivers College

Three Rivers College was founded April 5, 1966, when citizens of the Southeast Missouri counties of Butler, Carter, Ripley, and Wayne voted into existence the College District. The College opened in storefront facilities in downtown Poplar Bluff with 138 students in the summer of 1967.

Today, Three Rivers enrolls thousands of students at locations throughout Southeast Missouri, including an 80-acre campus in Poplar Bluff. Three Rivers offers a variety of programs at four full-service locations and at many area high schools.

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College Closings & Delays

In the event of inclement weather, the College will notify students, faculty and staff about closings, delays or cancellations through our network of communication channels.

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Explore degrees, programs and classes across 90+ areas of study.


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Main Campus
2080 Three Rivers Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

P: (877) 879-8722 View all locations