Carrington College-Sacramento

  • The mission of Western Career College is to provide education in the majors and disciplines of health, legal and technical fields of study, that lead to an Associate in Science Degree and/or a Certificate of Achievement. Western Career College is committed to a skills-based approach to education, and strives to identify and support the achievement of student-learning outcomes throughout its institution and learning community.

School Highlights

Carrington College-Sacramento serves 3,261 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Carrington College-Sacramento ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 293 teachers has grown by 330% over five years.
Carrington College-Sacramento(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Health ProfessionsAssociate'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 ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty293 staff308 staff
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Number of Programs Offered1610
School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Carrington College-Sacramento has grown by 135% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The Carrington College-Sacramento diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,261 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:124:1
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# Full-Time Students3,261 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students176 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
13%
12%
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% Hispanic
43%
47%
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% Black
9%
6%
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% White
25%
23%
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% Hawaiian
2%
-
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.730.70
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College Completion Rate
43%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,376$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,000
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Acceptance Rate89%89%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Western Career College philosophy is centered on outcome-based learning. The College's focus on retention, placement, and job performance results in graduates who are highly qualified and motivated employees. The communities served by the College benefit from this focus on outcome-based learning and the College's ability to adapt to its changing needs. Established in 1967, Western Career College has helped thousands of students with busy lives achieve their career goals and obtain a higher level of success through education. Western Career College is a subsidiary of U.S. Education Corporation, one of the nation's leading providers of career training. Western Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Secretary of Education. Western Career College is a leading provider of career training in the areas of health care, graphics design and criminal justice.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Carrington College-Sacramento is Asher College (3.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Asher College
    Private for-profit
    596 students | 3.30 Mi1215 Howe Ave Suite 101
    Sacramento, CA 95825
    (916) 649-9600
    3.30596
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    Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
    (916) 638-7582
    5.60113
  • 20,829 students | 6.30 Mi3835 Freeport Blvd
    Sacramento, CA 95822
    (916) 558-2111
    6.3020,829
  • 31,265 students | 6.60 Mi4700 College Oak Dr
    Sacramento, CA 95841
    (916) 484-8011
    6.6031,265
  • MTI College
    Private for-profit
    756 students | 7.50 Mi5221 Madison Avenue
    Sacramento, CA 95841
    (916) 339-1500
    7.50756
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