American River College

Tel: (916)484-8011
28,329 students
Public institution

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American River College is a State-funded two-year community college, part of the Los Rios Community College District, which also includes Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College.
School Highlights:
American River College serves 28,329 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 63%.
American River College is one of 14 community colleges within Sacramento County, CA.
The nearest community college is MTI College (0.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 591 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
American River College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 591 staff
59 staff
American River College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 28,329 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has increased from 46:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
28,329 students
1,282 students
American River College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 48:1
22:1
American River College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
8,929 students
810 students
American River College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 19,400 students
1,017 students
American River College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
American River College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
10%
2%
American River College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
20%
7%
American River College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
11%
12%
American River College Black (2006-2013)
% White
47%
57%
American River College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
6%
2%
American River College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
American River College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
American River College non_resident (2006-2013)
American River College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.60 0.53
American River College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,104 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 71% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,200 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,104 $5,742
American River College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,200 $10,294
American River College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
89%
American River College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

American River College is a diverse academic community composed of individuals having many perspectives, abilities, faiths, cultures, ethnicities, races and orientations. We come from a multitude of backgrounds, and with distinct needs and goals. We recognize that to create an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community, we must understand and value our individual differences and affirm the inherit dignity in all of us. American River College is among the 10 largest community colleges in the state and is looked upon as a leader in innovative programs and services. It transfers more students to UC Davis and CSU Sacramento than any other community college. Five decades after its founding, American River College continues its leadership role among the Sacramento area's institutions of higher education. American River College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)--an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. ARC received its most recent accreditation "without condition"--the highest ranking a college can receive--in January 2004. ARC's Child Development Centers provide education and care for children and a laboratory for students preparing to work in the fields of early childhood education, nursing, child development, and psychology. Our child care programs are offered to student parents who are continuing their education, and serve infants/toddlers, preschool and school age children. The Counseling Center provides academic, career, and personal counseling, so that each student will reach his or her educational goals successfully. Services offered include individual counseling, group counseling, and Human/Career Development classes.

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    Sacramento, CA 95841
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    Sacramento, CA 95821
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  • Gold River Bryan College-Gold River
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    2317 Gold Meadow Way
    Gold River, CA 95670
    (916)649-2400
    5  Mi  |  284  students
  • Rancho Cordova San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cordova
    Private for-profit
    11050 Olson Dr Ste 100
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
    (916)638-7582
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Did You Know?
Sacramento community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Sacramento is Cosumnes River College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.