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 29,133 students (24% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • American River College is one of 11 community colleges within Sacramento County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to American River College is MTI College (0.7 miles away).

School News

  • ARC Volleyball Wins State Championship - 12/02/2018 - American River College's volleyball program won its first-ever state championship Dec. 2 in a thrilling 5-set victory over Fresno City College.
  • Free funerals offered for low-income families - 12/19/2018 - Through a new Sacramento County program approved last year, the American River College Funeral Service Education program pays for funeral services in full for a select few without the means. ...moreThe program allows students to receive hands-on training and experience preparing decedents for memorials, viewings and cremations, and provides families an alternative to an indigent cremation.hide
  • This local college program connects students with $18-an-hour jobs in little time - 09/18/2017 - The Strong Workforce Program pumps $200 million annually into career education programs formerly called career technical education programs with 60 percent of funding going to individual colleges and ...more40 percent going to regional programs. The funding nearly triples the amount spent on career education at the four colleges in the Los Rios Community College District, according to Jamey Nye, Los Rios vice chancellor of education and technology.hide
  • 'West Side Story' Comes To American River College - 10/11/2018 - American River College Theatre`s fall production of "West Side Story" will honor the show's composer, Leonard Bernstein, who would have been 100 years old this year. The play also features ...moreseveral talented members of the Williams family, who joined Insight to tell audiences what they can expect from this version of the American classic.hide
  • Community Colleges Invest In Workforce Training As Need For Skilled Workers Increases - 09/05/2018 - Two years ago, the state started contributing $200 million a year to community colleges as part of the Strong Workforce Program. Capital Public Radio spotlights American River College's paramedic program.

Top Placements

American River College places 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 of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty1,006 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of American River College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 49:1 over five years.
  • The American River College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment29,133 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:144:1
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# Full-Time Students7,120 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students22,013 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
9%
13%
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% Hispanic
25%
37%
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% Black
8%
7%
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% White
40%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
6%
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
3%
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% Unknown races
10%
5%
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Diversity Score0.670.73
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College Completion Rate
27%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,242 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,272 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,242$1,636
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,272$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,410$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%96%

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: 2016 (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.

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  • The nearest community college to American River College is MTI College (0.7 miles away).
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  • Bryan College-Gold River
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    85 students | 5.00 Mi2339 Gold Meadow Way, Suite 111
    Rancho Cordova CA  95670
    (916)649-2400
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    Rancho Cordova CA  95670
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