Facts and Statistics

Overall Enrollment: 33,616 (Spring 2018)

Students By Ethnicity

ETHNICITY % OF STUDENTS
African American 8.2
Asian 9.9
Filipino 2.2
Hispanic/Latino 27.5
Multi-Race 5.8
Native American 0.6
Other Non-White 0.5
Pacific Islander 1.0
White 44.3

Students by Age

AGE GROUP % OF STUDENTS
Under 18 1.1
18-20 18.5
21- 24 22.5
25-29 19.8
30-39 21.7
40 and over 17.5

Students by Gender

GENDER % OF STUDENTS
Male 56.4
Female 43.6
Unknown N/A

Unit Load

LOAD % OF STUDENTS
Light-Load Students

(to 5.9 units)
46.7
Mid-Load Students

(6.0 - 11.9 units)
36.4
Full-Load Students

(12.0 units or more)
16.9

Additional Statistics

Day - Evening Class Enrollment

DAY/EVENING % OF STUDENTS
Both Day and Evening Classes 23.8%
Day Only Classes 58.4%
Evening Only Classes 17.8%

Student Educational Goals

EDUCATIONAL GOAL % OF STUDENTS
Degree or Certificate 38.2%
Job skills 7.0%
Other 4.5%
Transfer 47.3%
Undecided 2.9%

Associate Degree Programs

DEGREE TRANSFER
45 A.A. 30 A.A. Transfer
37 A.S. 11 A.S. Transfer

Student Achievement Data

Course Completion Rates

Course Completion Rates Fall 17 Fall 18 Fall 19
Institution-Set Standard (floor) 69% 67% 69%
Stretch goal (aspirational) 73% 77% 78%
Actual successful student course completion rate 74% 75% 76%

Certificates (16 units or more)

Certificates (16 units or more) 2016 - 17 2017 - 18 2018 - 19
Institution-Set Standard (floor) 632 917 1,176
Stretch goal (aspirational) 1,646 1,512 1,512
Actual number of certificates 1,260 1,376 1,175

Associate Degrees (A.A/A.S)

Associate Degrees (A.A / A.S) 2016 - 17 2017 - 18 2018 - 19
Institution-Set Standard (floor) 1,517 1,505 1,878
Stretch goal (aspirational) 2,111 2,460 2,460
Actual number of degrees 2,050 2,003 2,064

Transfers to UC / CSU

Transfers to UC / CSU 2016 - 17 2017 - 18 2018 - 19
Institution-Set Standard (floor) 1,032 1,092 1,135
Stretch goal (aspirational) 1,418 1,700 1,700
Actual number of students who transfer to UC / CSU 1,259 1,229 1,032

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

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