American River College Overview
Located in Sacramento, California, American River College is a public institution. Sacramento is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is American River College Known For?
- The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at American River.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 39% of the faculty were full-time.
American River College Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
American River has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#41||Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#57||Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#113||Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at American River.
Where Is American River College?
Contact details for American River are given below.
|Address:||4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, CA 95841-4286|
How Do I Get Into American River?
You can apply to American River online at: https://www.arc.losrios.edu/admissions/get-started-and-apply
Can I Afford American River College?
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At American River, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $6,095 a year. That adds up to $24,380 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at American River is 17.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
American River College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 6,116 full-time undergraduates at American River, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of American River College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||462|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,463|
Over 48 countries are represented at American River. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, South Korea, and China.
Online Learning at American River College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at American River has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 26th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of American River
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at American River College was 6.9%. This is the #1,540 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at American River regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of American River majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Biological & Physical Science||7%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||22%|
|General Sales & Marketing||33%|
|Linguistics & Comparative Literature||1%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||7%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at American River ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at American River.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Computer Systems Networking||#35|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||#75|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#77|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#97|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#251|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
American River College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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