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Is American River College a Good School for Veterans?

As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. We've assembled this American River College veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: American River College G.I. Bill Information

Our Veterans Report on American River Includes:

How Does American River Rank for Veterans?

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Each year, College Factual releases its Best Schools for Veterans ranking to highlight those colleges and universities that do a great job of supporting veterans while they continue their education.

American River College was ranked #1,752 on the 2022 version of this list.The school also ranked #109 in our Best for Vets in California ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. Below you'll find how American River did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 985

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at American River ranked compared to those at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best International Relations & National Security Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best International Relations Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Speech Pathology & Audiology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Behavioral Science Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Behavioral Sciences Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Geographic Information Science Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Geography Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 6
Best Economics Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 6
Best General Economics Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 6
Best Geography & Cartography Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 8

How Many Veterans Go to American River?

Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.

According to the VA, there are 618 G.I. Bill® students at American River. There are 25,422 students enrolled at American River. This means that approximately 2.43% use the GI Bill® to help pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at American River

American River College participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
Vet Success on Campus (VSOC) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Educational and Vocational Assessments and Counseling
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Benefits Support
Willingness to accommodate a full-time VA employee.
Assistance to Veterans applying for other VA benefits.
Community and on-campus outreach.
Educational and Vocational Assessments and Counseling.
Adjustment counseling to resolve problems that interfere with completion of education programs and entrance into employment.
Referrals for more intensive health services, including mental health treatment through VHA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, or Vet Centers.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Referrals for more intensive health services, including mental health treatment through VHA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, or Vet Centers.
Adjustment counseling to resolve problems that interfere with completion of education programs and entrance into employment.
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Spouse and Dependents Support
Survivors and Dependents Assistance.
Communication with student veterans and their dependents to address questions regarding VA education benefits, health services, and general VA benefits.

American River College does have a student veterans group.

Does American River Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, American River does not offer college credit for life experience.

If you have specialized military training, American River may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

American River Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at American River.

Complaints to the VA About American River

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.

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