American River College

American River Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's 2021 diversity report brings to light the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of American River students.

American River Student Population

31,265 Total Students

How Many Students Attend American River College?

American River total enrollment is approximately 31,265 students.

American River Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time American River undergraduate population is made up of 53% women, and 47% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

American River Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 2,633
Hispanic 1,463
Asian 863
Black or African American 462
Multi-Ethnic 421
Unknown 157
International 49
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 40

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

American River achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,568 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1568 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  55.39 out of 100
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Some schools are more diverse in different categories, some are less. This school ranks close to average in overall diversity, and some categories may be more diverse than others. The diversity categories measured on this page are student race/ethnicity, gender, age, and location.

How Does American River Diversity Compare to National Averages?


American River is considered middle of the road when it comes to overall diversity. Some aspects of diversity may be stronger than others.

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

American River is ranked 164 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  164 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  95.70 out of 100
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Many students are seeking a school with high levels of racial/ethnic diversity. This not only creates an atmosphere where those who are typically in the minority feel more supported, but also allows more interaction between racial groups leading to the open exchange of ideas and values.

American River Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 11,774
Hispanic 8,994
Asian 3,785
Black or African American 2,290
Unknown 2,187
Multi-Ethnic 1,716
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 263
International 107

Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

More Male Students

American River ranks 676 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  676 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  82.18 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.


There are approximately 14,578 female students and 16,687 male students at American River.

International Students at American River

Students from 48 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Vietnam, South Korea, and China.

Learn more about international students at American River.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
28.02% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  92.60 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At American River, 28.02% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
35 and over 6,904
25-29 6,153
22-24 5,108
20-21 4,482
18-19 4,446
30-34 3,832
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*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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