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Students 30,373 (Fall 2023)

Student Achievement Data


Course completion rates include excused withdrawals (EW grades) in the denominator.

In 2016, American River College adopted a consistent college-wide methodology for computing Institution Set Standards. Institution Set Standards are computed by first taking the average of the preceding 3 years (not including the current year). Then a 95% Confidence Interval is constructed around the preceding 3-year average. The lower limit of this 95% Confidence Interval serves as the Institution Set Standard.

In 2017, American River College utilized the upper limit of the 95% Confidence Interval to serve as the Stretch Goal.

In 2019, the procedure for setting Stretch Goals for certificates, degrees, and transfers was modified to align with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Vision for Success Goals and American River College’s Strategic Planning Goals. This alignment resulted in a stretch goal of a 20% increase for certificates and degrees, and a 35% increase for transfers by 2021-2022 using the 2016-17 year as a baseline.

Statistics & Demographics

Los Rios Community College District, which also includes Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College. ARC currently serves over 30,000 students (full-time and part-time) each spring and fall. For crime statistics, explore the Annual Clery Report.

Annual Clery Report