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American River College is a public institution located in Sacramento, California. Sacramento is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

140 Undergraduate Degrees

Where Is American River College?

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

How Do I Get Into American River?

You can apply to American River online at:

American River College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford American River College?

3% Take Out Loans
17.3% Loan Default Rate

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.

American River College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,173 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 31,366 undergraduate students at American River, with 6,173 being full-time and 25,193 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  American River

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,173 full-time undergraduates at American River, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  American River

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of American River College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of American River Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 799
Black or African American 443
Hispanic or Latino 1,434
White 2,818
International Students 49
Other Races/Ethnicities 630

Over 48 countries are represented at American River. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, South Korea, and China.

Online Learning at American River College

4,316 Took All Classes Online
9,398 Took At Least One Class Online
6.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 9,398 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at American River has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 37th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of American River

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at American River College was 6.9%. This is the #1,129 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at American River regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at American River ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at American River.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Systems Networking #35
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications #35

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

American River College Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
General Computer Programming 12 29 0 41
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 9 20 0 29
Computer Science 0 28 0 28
Computer & IS Security 11 10 0 21
General Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications 4 1 0 5
Computer Support Specialist 0 5 0 5
Web/Multimedia Management & Webmaster 5 0 0 5
Data Modeling/Warehousing & Database Administration 1 3 0 4
Computer Graphics 0 0 2 2
General Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0
Web & Multimedia Design 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 42 96 2 140


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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