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 American River College

American River College - Sacramento, CA

4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

General information:(916)484-8011
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:31,750( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:28 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $654 $644 $972 -34%
Out-of-state $5,214 $5,648 $6,318 -11%
Books and supplies $1,638 $1,620 $1,656 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,872 $11,556 $10,862 6%
Other $3,966 $3,936 $4,060 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,236 $3,810 $4,320 -12%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,292 $2,264 $2,628 0%
Off Campus $17,130 $17,756 $17,550 0%
Off Campus with Family $6,528 $6,074 $6,948 0%
On Campus $6,852 $7,268 $7,974 0%
Off Campus $21,690 $22,760 $22,896 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,088 $11,078 $12,294 -8%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $0
In-state fees $972
Out-of-state tuition $5,346
Out-of-state fees $972
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,032 72% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,030 72% $4,465,678 $4,336
Federal grants 777 54% $3,516,241 $4,525
Pell grants 777 54% $3,443,368 $4,432
Other federal grants 122 9% $72,873 $597
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,015 71% $919,693 $906
Institutional grants or scholarships 29 2% $29,744 $1,026
Student loan aid 140 10% $827,354 $5,910
Federal student loans 140 10% $827,354 $5,910
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 19,456 57% $46,878,512 $2,409
Pell grants 9,680 29% $35,179,968 $3,634
Federal student loans 2,744 8% $18,245,854 $6,649


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,857 $7,216 $7,096
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,938 $5,483 $5,576
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,376 $10,723 Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,376 Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 31,750
Undergraduate enrollment 31,750
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 3,358
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 15 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 27-
Basketball 1212
Football 75-
Golf 104
Soccer 2424
Softball -14
Swimming and Diving 1010
Tennis 118
Track and Field, Outdoor 4322
Track and Field, X-Country 179
Volleyball -13
Water Polo 1613


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1959 Accredited


American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation

Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees

10/20/2002 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession420
Drug law violations620 9
Liquor law violations294
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 201
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 002
Robbery 023
Aggravated assault 102
Burglary 416
Motor vehicle theft 4138
Arson 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate27.5%
Number in default262
Number in repayment951

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00123200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General4---
Landscaping and Groundskeeping-64-
Plant Nursery Operations and Management6-4-
Category total1068-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping18-59-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General64-7-
Business Administration and Management, General6-36-
Business/Commerce, General4-22-
Office Management and Supervision1---
Real Estate-16-
Retail Management--4-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General--6-
Small Business Administration/Management--7-
Category total951147-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects-1--
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design--11-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-311-
Category total-422-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Category total--1-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Graphics-1--
Computer Programming/Programmer, General214-
Computer Science--4-
Computer Support Specialist--5-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications11-11-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance4-2-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General--4-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration3---
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-1--
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster1---
Category total21330-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building Construction Technology58---
Drywall Installation/Drywaller-793-
Category total582276-
Engineering Colleges
Telecommunications Engineering3---
Category total3---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Biomedical Technology/Technician147-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-107-
Engineering Technology, General-15-
Category total11519-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General--16-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing1---
Category total1-16-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Adult Development and Aging56510-
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management3-11-
Child Care Provider/Assistant27543-
Child Care and Support Services Management21--
Category total881164-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
American Sign Language (ASL)-12-
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--39-
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation-518-
Category total-659-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--12-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)--10-
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant25---
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide50---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--90-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--17-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-716-
Category total757145-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science29-1-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician-517-
Category total29518-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary2---
Legal Assistant/Paralegal7828-
Category total9828-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-8594-
Category total-8594-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General--19-
Category total--19-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician-95-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician2622174
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician8-2-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General36919-
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician1---
Category total7140434
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences--192-
Category total--192-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Natural Resources/Conservation, General4-1-
Category total4-1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General--1-
Physical Fitness Technician7---
Category total7-1-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General16---
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General--22-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager3314-
Category total19336-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physical Sciences--94-
Category total--94-
Precision Production Colleges
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking-481-
Welding Technology/Welder13-4-
Category total13485-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General--56-
Psychology, Other--16-
Category total--72-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General-621-
Category total-621-
Social Sciences Colleges
Geography, Other-913-
Political Science and Government, General--4-
Social Sciences, General--363-
Category total-9402-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General--15-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3-7-
Fashion/Apparel Design20210-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2---
Interior Design1029-
Music, General--2-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology1-4-
Visual and Performing Arts, General--4-
Category total36451-
Grand total54041120944