C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    B+
American River College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA 95841

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$8,829/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,522/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,139/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,733/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,071/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,611/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.153 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.147 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.147 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,140Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
72%
National
83%

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I would say that the career prospects are great because most to the students here live in real times and have done extensive work already on the job market here in Sacramento, CA. Therefore, the value of a degree from this school is very high in that most students transfer immediately after graduating over to a 4 year college. I feel the quality of the Alumni is wonderful, with all of the memorabilia you're able to purchase to represent the school as your out and about during your everyday life. as well as the synergy of the students. I work for Sacramento State University and they do a great job recruiting at the school to get students interested in attending a 4 year college upon graduating from a junior college. The career center and the rest of the services is awesome!
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American River College is a great place to go if you are looking to save money and transfer to a better school. I have had classes with all kinds of different people from refugees, to adults, or people just looking to better themselves with education. This has opened my eyes to the different reasons people go to community college, and reduces the stigma that people who go here are not smart. I have learned that that could not be further from the truth. I have found challenging classes and helpful professors that will help me during my time here.
At first, I wasn't so keen on attending a local community college, but once I started really paying attention to the professors I chose, my experience became fantastic. Do your research, and this school is worth it!