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 1,385 students (87% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Carrington College-Sacramento is one of 11 community colleges within Sacramento County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Carrington College-Sacramento is San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cordova (5.7 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Carrington College-Sacramento(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty55 staff97 staff
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Number of Programs Offered1610

Student Body

  • The student population of Carrington College-Sacramento has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Carrington College-Sacramento diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,385 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:144:1
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# Full-Time Students1,199 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students186 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
13%
13%
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% Hispanic
20%
37%
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% Black
12%
7%
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% White
41%
32%
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% Hawaiian
2%
-
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% Two or more races
7%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.750.73
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College Completion Rate
45%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$34,600
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Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%78%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$12,218$9,500
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$5,700$5,500
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    Acceptance Rate96%96%
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    Source: 2016 (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.

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