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Why ARC?

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

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Success Stories

American River College has a long and proud tradition of distinguished graduates. Read stories of success from current students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Success Stories

Graduation and Transfer

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.

Graduation and Transfer

Money and Graduation Cap

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.

Value and Affordability

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Facts and Statistics

Reference information and data for American River College and its students.

Facts and Statistics

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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.

Take a Tour

First Year Experience at ARC

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.

First Year Experience at ARC