American River College.

American River College

Sacramento, CA2 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About American River College

American River College (ARC) is a public community college in North Highlands, California, just outside of Sacramento. It is part of the California Community Colleges System.


  • Offers certificate, and associate degrees
  • 29,082 students
  • 0.05 faculty staff per student

Notable programs at American River College

Visual and Performing Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Journalism, Advertising, Computer Science, Mathematics, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and History.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at American River College was $8,208, while for in-state students it was $1,104. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $3,383.

The average financial aid at American River College is $6,679. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $1,529 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at American River College

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

58% of undergraduate students at American River College received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at American River College

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854.

Diversity at American River College

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017