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Mission of Three Rivers College

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. Commitments that inform our mission:

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Open Access

Open access to educational programs to prepare students for transfer to a four-year baccalaureate institution, as well as programs of career and technical education to prepare students for entry or advancement in the global workforce.

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Comprehensive Services

Comprehensive academic services, learning resources, basic skills development and educational opportunities for students of diverse cultural, socioeconomic and academic backgrounds.

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Collaborative partnerships to develop specialized programs that meet the changing needs of business and industry, government, secondary schools and other colleges and universities.

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Support Services

Support services and student activities to enhance individual growth and academic potential.

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Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning opportunities for individuals, who wish to improve job performance, develop new skills or pursue personal interests.

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Community Services

Community services that support and encourage the economic, civic and cultural vitality of the region.

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Vision Statement

Three Rivers College will be the preeminent, cutting-edge community of learners with a student-first focus, and will operate as a vibrant, dynamic catalyst for the creation of opportunities that foster learning and student success.

Core Values


Commitment to Learning

We provide exemplary learning opportunities and maintain the highest standards through continuous improvement.


We are dedicated to working more diligently, smartly, creatively, and innovatively.

Honesty and Integrity

We honor our commitment to the college mission as we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards in all operations.


We take decisive action to shape the future in order to fulfill our commitment to excellence.


We value the worth of individuals from all backgrounds and treat coworkers and members of the community with courtesy and dignity.

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Institutional Effectiveness

Explore our institutional research and read our five-year strategic planning initiatives.

Main Campus
2080 Three Rivers Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer Office Hours (June and July): Monday – Thursday,
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

P: (877) 879-8722 View all locations