American River College

4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento
CA, 95841-4286
Tel: (916)484-8011
32,868 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 32,868 students (30% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 40% 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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
American River College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 32,868 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
32,868 students
1,287 students
American River College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
9,762 students
832 students
American River College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 23,106 students
1,021 students
American River College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
American River College sch enrollment American River College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
8%
2%
American River College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
16%
7%
American River College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
9%
12%
American River College Black (2006-2012)
% White
60%
66%
American River College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
American River College More (2009-2012)
American River College sch ethnicity American River College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
American River College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,104 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 68% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,200 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 38% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,104 $5,845
American River College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,200 $10,047
American River College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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Did You Know?
For Sacramento public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,788 per year for in-state students and $9,360 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,537 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Sacramento is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.45. The most diverse community college in Sacramento is Cosumnes River College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.