American River College

  • American River College is a State-funded 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 31,366 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.

Top Rankings

American River College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,006 teachers has grown by 70% over five years.
American River College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty1,006 staff149 staff
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Student Body

The student population of American River College has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has decreased from 41:1 over five years.
The American River College diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment31,366 students8,598 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:145:1
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# Full-Time Students6,173 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students25,193 students6,583 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
11%
12%
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% Hispanic
23%
43%
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% Black
8%
7%
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% White
38%
25%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
4%
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% Unknown races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score0.770.73
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College Completion Rate
28%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,242 is less than the state average of $1,458. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,272 is more than the state average of $6,710. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,242$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,272$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,441$10,063
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,000$5,751
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Acceptance Rate100%91%

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Diving,
Football, Golf,
Soccer, Softball,
Swimming, Tennis,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
Water Polo
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The vision of American River College is to transform the future of all students and our community through inclusive, equitable education. Our mission is to place students first in providing an academically rich, inclusive environment that inspires critical thinking, learning and achievement, and responsible participation in the community. American River College, serving the greater Sacramento region, offers education and support for students to strengthen basic skills, earn associate degrees and certificates, transfer to other colleges and universities, and achieve career as well as other academic and personal goals. American River College strives to uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee. We are committed to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement. We believe this commitment is essential to achieving our mission and enhancing our community.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to American River College is MTI College (0.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • MTI College
    Private for-profit
    787 students | 0.90 Mi5221 Madison Avenue
    Sacramento, CA 95841
    (916) 339-1500
    0.90787
  • 248 students | 3.60 Mi7301 Greenback Ln., Ste. A
    Citrus Heights, CA 95621
    (916) 722-8200
    3.60248
  • Bryan College-Gold River
    Private, for profit
    85 students | 5.00 Mi2339 Gold Meadow Way, Suite 111
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
    (916) 649-2400
    5.0085
  • 113 students | 5.20 Mi11000 Olson Drive, Suite 100
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
    (916) 638-7582
    5.20113
  • Asher College
    Private for-profit
    596 students | 5.60 Mi1215 Howe Ave Suite 101
    Sacramento, CA 95825
    (916) 649-9600
    5.60596
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Did You Know?
Sacramento community colleges have a diversity score of 0.76, which is higher than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Sacramento is Cosumnes River College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.