American River College: Ranking & Review

Sacramento Rank United States Rank World Rank
5 2366 7890
Top 47%

American River College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

8,441 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,761 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

American River College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

American River College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
Off-campus $20,490 $27,594
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

American River College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $0 $7,104
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,104 $1,104
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $46 $296

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2,061 2,061
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 985 985
Social Sciences 726 726
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 403 403
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 363 363
Health Professions and Related Programs 265 265
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians 258 258
Physical Sciences 193 193
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 156 156
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 147 147
Psychology 143 143
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 119 119
Personal and Culinary Services 115 115
Visual and Performing Arts 99 99
Precision Production 96 96
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 64 64
Mathematics and Statistics 52 52
Legal Professions and Studies 50 50
Construction Trades 48 48
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 44 44
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 38 38
Engineering 38 38
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 36 36
Natural Resources and Conservation 34 34
English Language and Literature & Letters 26 26
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 26 26
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 25 25
History 20 20
Grand Total6,6306,630

A total of 6,630 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at American River College.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate28%28%29%
  • Full-time retention rate - 70%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

General info

Alternative namesAmerican River
ARC
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff950
Instructional FTE608
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.arc.losrios.edu
Address4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, California, 95841-4286
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
Phone9164848011