Why Los Rios?

Four colleges. Countless dreams fulfilled. Los Rios is one smart move.

At Los Rios Community College District, we help students reach their goals. We are one of the nation's most respected learning institutions and the second-largest community college district in California. Our students and alumni are the lifeblood of the Sacramento region. They are leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, explorers, teachers, healers, builders, and innovators.

The Los Rios Colleges

The four Los Rios Colleges – American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College – serve nearly 75,000 students throughout the Sacramento region. We offer a wide array of degree, transfer, and certificate programs to help students into the careers they’ve always dreamed of.

Commitment to Student Success

Our mission is to provide a vibrant learning environment that empowers all students to achieve their educational and career goals. We are investing in new and innovative strategies to break down barriers to success, such as the Los Rios Promise, which guarantees free tuition for all first-time, full-time students at our colleges.

Educating a Region

The district’s 2,400 square-mile service area includes all of Sacramento County, most of El Dorado County, and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties. In addition to our four main campuses, we have six education and outreach centers in Davis, Elk Grove, Natomas, Placerville, Rancho Cordova, and West Sacramento.

Our students are as diverse and multi-cultural as the communities we serve, and our colleges put equity at the center of everything we do.

Driving Economic Growth

Sacramento's economy relies on Los Rios students and alumni. Over one million students have studied in our colleges over the years, meeting workforce needs for area employers big and small. The public’s investment in Los Rios is reaping huge dividends for the prosperity of our region.

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Success Stories

Hear stories from students who have made a smart move at Los Rios. Hear from faculty on why they have chosen to give back to their communities by teaching at our colleges.

Success Stories

Graduation and Transfer

Graduation and Transfer

Whether you are brushing up on job-related skills, earning a degree, or transferring to a four-year college, the Los Rios colleges are here to help you succeed. Learn more about graduation and transfer opportunities.

Graduation and Transfer

Value and Affordability

Value and Affordability

At Los Rios, the vast majority of our students qualify for free tuition through the Los Rios Promise. Learn more about our value and affordability and start your educational journey today!

Value and Affordability

Promise Programs

Promise Programs

Promise programs offer first-time, full-time students one year of tuition-free education at our colleges. Learn more about the Los Rios Promise, Rancho Cordova Promise, and West Sacramento Promise programs.

Promise Programs

Facts and Statistics

Facts and Statistics

We are committed to our students’ success. That’s why knowing the facts and statistics about who our students are – and how well they are doing – is so important.

Facts and Statistics

Our Colleges

Our Colleges

The Los Rios Colleges serve nearly 75,000 students throughout the Sacramento region. We offer a wide array of engaging degree, transfer, and certificate programs to help students into careers they’ve always dreamed of.

Our Colleges