American River College: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 47%

American River College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)31,85817,26014,598

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
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
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 Service2,0612,061
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities985985
Social Sciences726726
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies403403
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services363363
Health Professions and Related Programs265265
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians258258
Physical Sciences193193
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics156156
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences147147
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services119119
Personal and Culinary Services115115
Visual and Performing Arts9999
Precision Production9696
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services6464
Mathematics and Statistics5252
Legal Professions and Studies5050
Construction Trades4848
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields4444
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3838
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3636
Natural Resources and Conservation3434
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2626
English Language and Literature & Letters2626
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences2525
Grand Total6,6306,630

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

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

General info

Alternative namesAmerican River
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

Address4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, California, 95841-4286
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population485,000