Everything you need to achieve your educational goals.
An Affordable, Quality Education in Your Community
A High-Quality Education
We offer a wide variety of degree and certificate programs in general education, transfer, and career education areas. We will work with you to help you identify your career goals and the custom educational path to get you there.
Flexible Scheduling Options
We understand you may have job and family obligations that can make attending college a challenge. That's why we offer flexible scheduling options to meet your needs, including full-term and short-term classes, evening options, and classes that are fully and partially online.
Commited to Social Justice / Equity
American River College strives to uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee. We are committed to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement. We believe this commitment is essential to achieving our mission and enhancing our community.
Where You Live
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of the greater Sacramento region. In addition to our main campus on College Oak Drive, American River College also serves students at our Natomas, McClellan, and Mather centers. These educational centers give you access to quality higher education close to home and work, where you can take advantage of a variety of course offerings and support services to help you succeed.
Learn More about American River College
American River College has a long and proud tradition of distinguished graduates. Read stories of success from current students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Graduation and Transfer
Whether you want to earn a degree or transfer to a four-year university, American River College is here to help you succeed.
Value and Affordability
American River College is a smart move financially. At only $46 per unit, California community colleges give you the best value for your education.
Facts and Statistics
Reference information and data for American River College and its students.
Take a Tour
Choosing a college is a big decision and we are thrilled at the opportunity to show you what American River College has to offer.
First Year Experience at ARC
ARC is committed to ensuring new students have a smooth transition to the college and successfully complete their first year.