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How Well Is American River College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

American River College was awarded 33 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

American River was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into American River?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that American River College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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American River College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At American River College, this rate is 27 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at American River College is 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at American River College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at American River College is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at American River

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 31,366 undergraduates at American River with 6,173 being full-time and 25,193 being part-time.

American River Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

American River scored 55.39 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  55.39 out of 100
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How Much Does American River College Cost?

The overall average net price of American River is $4,796. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for American River

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,282 $4,534 $7,358 $9,433 $11,961

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of American River, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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.

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How Much Money Do American River Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from American River make about $32,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 20% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of American River College

American River College is a public institution located in Sacramento, California. American River is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of American River College

Contact details for American River are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, CA 95841-4286
Phone: 916-484-8011
Website: https://www.arc.losrios.edu/

American River College Majors

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Online Learning at American River

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 9,398 students took at least one online class at American River College. This is an increase from the 8,441 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 9,398 4,316
2016-2017 8,441 3,761
2015-2016 8,731 3,621
2014-2015 8,383 3,528
2013-2014 8,209 3,323

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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