Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduatePer Credit HourEarning After GraduationComparison
For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at American River College is $1,288 for California residents and $10,168 for out-of-state students. It has been stayed same for California residents and increased by 4.18% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees is much lower than the average amount ($3,970) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees is a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($8,966 - public Associate's - Public Rural-serving Small).
The 2023 projected undergraduate tuition & fees for ARC is $1,288 for California residents and $10,168 for out-of-state students. The rate is same as the current year's tuition (2022). This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
It has been stayed same for California residents and increased by 4.18% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $22,096 when a student live off campus for year 2022. The off-campus living costs increased by 2.10% compared to the previous year.
ARC Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOFF Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$1,288 $9,760$21,642
2021-2022$1,288$10,168$22,096
2022-2023$1,288$10,168$22,560
Change % 2022-20230.00%0.00%2.10%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the ARC directly. See the ARC bursar/financial aid page for more information.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at ARC. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $46 for California residents and $370 for out-of-state students.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2020-2021$46$353
2021-2022$46$370
2022-2023$46$388
The 2022 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2023 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $27,900 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $38,100 for American River College graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$27,900$29,400$26,900
7 Years After Graduation$30,200--
8 Years After Graduation$33,000--
9 Years After Graduation$32,900--
10 Years After Graduation$38,100$41,800$35,700
The next table compares the tuition & fees between American River College and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between American River College and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
American River College$1,288$10,168
East Los Angeles College$1,238$9,012
Mt San Antonio College$1,352$10,032
Pasadena City College$1,212$7,476
Long Beach City College$1,556$11,444
Fresno City College$1,304$8,504

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at American River College.
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American River College 2022 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$10,168$1,124$22,096$10,168$1,124 $22,096

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