Public 2 Year

American River College

Sacramento, California

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American River College overview
Location Sacramento, California
Online losrios.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Large Suburban
American River College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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American River College (ARC), located in Sacramento, California, is a public community college established in 1955. Set in a suburban environment, ARC's sprawling 153-acre campus is characterized by open spaces and contemporary structures designed to facilitate its diverse range of academic programs. As part of the Los Rios Community College District, ARC offers a variety of associate degree and certificate programs with notable emphasis on disciplines such as the arts, science, and technology. While American River College has an open admissions policy, the selection process for specific programs may be competitive based on demand and departmental criteria. ARC does not provide on-campus housing facilities, reflecting its role as a commuter school that serves the local community. Additionally, the college engages in limited intercollegiate athletics, with teams known as the Beavers competing primarily in regional conferences.

American River College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  4,334 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 23,088 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $0 plus fees of $1,288.


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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for American River College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,152
Other Fees$1,288
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $17,764
Budget for Other Expenses$4,950
Total One Year Cost$25,154

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by American River College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 20%
Social Sciences 13%
Construction Trades 10%
Business 8%
Health Professions 7%

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