American River College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Sacramento, CA

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How much is the ARC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, ARC's tuition & fees is $1,288 for California residents and $12,808 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $25,154 for California residents and $36,674 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

ARC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,288
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,808
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$17,764
Off-campus Expenses$4,950
2023-2024 Projection
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,288
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$10,168

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, ARC' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $13,259.
American River College$1,288$12,808
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between ARC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
American River CollegeSacramento, CA$1,288$12,808
Cosumnes River CollegeSacramento, CA$1,288$12,808
De Anza CollegeCupertino, CA$1,562$12,317
Fresno City CollegeFresno, CA$1,334$9,454
San Jose City CollegeSan Jose, CA$1,366$9,486
College of the SiskiyousWeed, CA$1,444$9,394
Victor Valley CollegeVictorville, CA$1,425$10,125

Financial Aid and COA

At American River College, 14,186 students (55%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $3,288.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at ARC is $33,386 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 906 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $4,913 and the average amount of student loans is $6,454.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$25,154$36,674
Tuition & Fees$1,288$12,808
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,866$23,866
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,866$33,386
Average Financial Aid$3,288$3,288
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship14,18655%$3,288
Pell Grants5,88523%$3,422
Federal Student Loan7193%$7,214
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid90688%-
Grants or Scholarships90588%$4,913
Federal Grants50449%$5,934
Pell Grants44143%$4,772
Other Federal Grants50249%$1,766
State/Local Grants89988%$1,585
Institutional Grants313%$975
Student Loan Aid222%$6,454
Federal Student Loans222%$6,454
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level438438$7,127
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Student Population

American River College has a total of 27,422 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 12,142 male students and 13,707 female students attending ARC. The school offers online degree programs and 14,286 students enrolled online exclusively (52.10% of all students).
Undergraduate25,849 12,14213,707

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered198 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population27,422
Graduation Rate27%
Transfer-out Rate7%
Retention Rate69% (Full-time), 40% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate27 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties370 (Full-time), 503 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs689 (Full-time), 543 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$86,799
Average Staff Salary$70,298