Three Rivers Community College (Missouri)

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Three Rivers Community College
Type Public
Established 1966[1]
President Dr. Wesley Payne
Undergraduates 4,200[2]
Location Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA
36°46′37″N 90°25′49″W / 36.77682°N 90.43038°W / 36.77682; -90.43038Coordinates: 36°46′37″N 90°25′49″W / 36.77682°N 90.43038°W / 36.77682; -90.43038
Campus Rural
College Board code 6836[2]

Three Rivers Community College is a community college in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA.

Three Rivers was founded in 1967 when voters in the counties of Butler, Carter, Ripley and Wayne approved the taxing district of Butler, Carter, Ripley, and Wayne counties.

Three Rivers is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the people in the college taxing district. The college has an 80-acre (32.4 ha) campus in Poplar Bluff, Missouri with centers in Dexter, Kennett, Malden, Portageville, and Sikeston. Three Rivers also participates in the Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education (CGPHE). The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.[1]


Three Rivers competes as member of the NJCAA in the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference.

Its most famous athletic alumnus is Latrell Sprewell, who played basketball for Three Rivers before playing Division I basketball at Alabama.

Gene Bess, the men's basketball coach, has the most wins of any junior college basketball coach.


  1. ^ Three Rivers Community College. "About Us". Retrieved 2007-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b The College Board. "Three Rivers Community College: At a Glance". Retrieved 2007-02-08. 

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