Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at ARC are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 54% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of American River College students
Race Percent of Students
White 46%
Black 9%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 11%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 6%
International 1%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 14% more male students than female students enrolled at American River College with a gender ratio of 53% men to 47% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, ARC has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for American River College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 53%
Women 47%
Enrollment by gender for American River College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 16,725
Women 14,641

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

ARC serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for American River College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,196 per year

45% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
31,366
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 51.4%
Part time Undergrads 74.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=109208 IPEDS survey data for American River College.