American River College

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2017 Average Net Price

$7,329

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

17.4%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

31,858

19.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

28.5%

344 Graduates

About

American River College is a higher education institution located in Sacramento County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at American River College were .

In 2017, 6,630 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at American River College. 48.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,255 degrees), 2.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1421 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at American River College is $N/A, which is $0 approximately the same the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at American River College is $N/A, which is $0 approximately the same the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,329.

In 2017, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 4% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$7,329

2017 Value

17%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 American River College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,329. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of American River College grew by 17%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,492

Room and Board

$1,792

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at American River College was of $12,492 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,792. The cost of room and board increased by 4.36% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.63% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

4%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at American River College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 10.8% with respect to 2016, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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 expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

17.4%

2016 Default Rate

174

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at American River College was 17.4%, which represents 174 out of the 1001 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

American River College has a total enrollment of 31,858 students. The full-time enrollment at American River College is 6,073 students and the part-time enrollment is 25,785. This means that 19.1% of students enrolled at American River College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at American River College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.8% White, 24.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.9% Asian, 8.07% Black or African American, 5.48% Two or More Races, 0.879% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.546% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at American River College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (23.7%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

19.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at American River College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,858 students. The full-time enrollment at American River College is 6,073 and the part-time enrollment is 25,785. This means that 19.1% of students enrolled at American River College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at American River College was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), American River College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,686

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7,843

  3. Asian

    3,474

The enrolled student population at American River College is 39.8% White, 24.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.9% Asian, 8.07% Black or African American, 5.48% Two or More Races, 0.879% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.546% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2,963 students (9.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 218 fewer women than men received degrees from American River College. The majority of degree recipients at American River College are white (3,255 degrees awarded). There were 2.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1421 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at American River College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at American River College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (2,061 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (156 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (403 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American River College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (340,048 people), Other managers (262,731 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (229,069 people), Police officers (154,300 people), and Postsecondary teachers (121,784 people).

The most specialized majors at American River College are Protective Services (2,061 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (156 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (403 degrees), Communication Technologies (64 degrees), and Social Sciences (726 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American River College are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at American River College are Protective Services (2,061 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (156 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (403 degrees), Communication Technologies (64 degrees), and Social Sciences (726 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American River College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (445,318 people), Elementary & secondary schools (443,724 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (293,721 people), Legal services (287,188 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (221,018 people).

The most specialized majors at American River College are Protective Services (2,061 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (156 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (403 degrees), Communication Technologies (64 degrees), and Social Sciences (726 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by American River College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at American River College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,424

  2. 3,206

In 2017, 3,424 degrees were awarded to men at American River College, which is 1.07 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,206).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at American River College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 1484 degrees were awarded to men at American River College in Criminal Justice - Police Science, which is 2.6 times more than the 570 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 570 degrees were awarded to women at American River College in Criminal Justice - Police Science, which is 0.384 times less than the 1484 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 9% of students graduating from American River College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (46.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at American River College is Female and Asian (46.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.16% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,255 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,421 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    664 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at American River College is white (3,255 degrees awarded). There were 2.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1421 degrees).

6.8% of degree recipients (451 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,688 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,567 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    723 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at American River College is white male (1,688 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,567 degrees).

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Operations

American River College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $670k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, American River College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. American River College employs 388 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at American River College are Female Instructors (226), Male Instructors(162), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at American River College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 127 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 73 employees, and Service with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

American River College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of American River College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.74M - Federal

  2. $20.5M - State

  3. $727k - Local

As of 2017, American River College received $3.74M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.5M from state grants and contracts, and $727k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$84.1M

2017 Salaries

2.53%

growth from 2016

In 2017, American River College paid a median of $84.1M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 2.53% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.5% growth from 2015 and a 0.678% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33.9M

Instructional Salaries

388

Number of Employees

In 2017, American River College paid a total of $33.9M to 388 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

388 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

127 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at American River College were Instructor with 388 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at American River College were Office and Administrative Support with 127 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 73 employees; and Service with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at American River College was Female Instructor with 226 employees, Male Instructor with 162 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at American River College.

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