Carrington College-Sacramento

Tel: (916)361-1660
  • 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 10 community colleges within Sacramento County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Sacramento (6.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 41% 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 staff92 staff
Carrington College-Sacramento Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered1610

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,385 has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's 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
Carrington College-Sacramento Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio25:144:1
Carrington College-Sacramento Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,199 students1,613 students
Carrington College-Sacramento Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students186 students5,903 students
Carrington College-Sacramento Part-Time Students (2014-2016)
Carrington College-Sacramento Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Carrington College-Sacramento American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Carrington College-Sacramento Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Carrington College-Sacramento Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Carrington College-Sacramento Black (2007-2016)
% White
Carrington College-Sacramento White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Carrington College-Sacramento Hawaiian (2012-2013)
% Two or more races
Carrington College-Sacramento More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
Carrington College-Sacramento Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.750.73
Carrington College-Sacramento Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Carrington College-Sacramento Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$34,900
Carrington College-Sacramento Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%78%
    Carrington College-Sacramento % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates$12,219$9,500
    Carrington College-Sacramento Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$5,700$5,500
    Carrington College-Sacramento Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Acceptance Rate96%96%
    Carrington College-Sacramento Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
    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.

    Nearby Schools

    • College Location Mi. Students
    • Kaplan College-Sacramento
      Private, for profit
      429 students | 6.20 Mi4330 Watt Ave., Suite 400
      Sacramento CA  95821
    • 23,317 students | 6.30 Mi3835 Freeport Blvd
      Sacramento CA  95822
    • 29,133 students | 6.80 Mi4700 College Oak Dr
      Sacramento CA  95841
    • Bryan College-Gold River
      Private, for profit
      85 students | 7.50 Mi2339 Gold Meadow Way, Suite 111
      Rancho Cordova CA  95670
    • 14,674 students | 7.50 Mi8401 Center Parkway
      Sacramento CA  95823
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