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ACCEPTANCE RATE

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FINANCIAL AID RATE

85%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

23:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$3,290

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Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

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Antelope Valley College

Also known as American River

4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, CA

Antelope Valley College, located in Lancaster, California, was founded in 1929 as part of the Antelope Valley High School as a junior college to provide the first two years of a college education. The college suffered from low attendance for most of the great depression and into World War II, until the return of veterans and a burgeoning aircraft industry saved the school from closure. Today the number of students has increased from the low of 13 in 1939 to nearly 16,000 a year. The school has also expanded its offerings, providing over 70 programs through is multiple campuses.

Academics

As noted above, Antelope Valley College offers over 70 programs of study, resulting in a certificate, diploma, associate's degree, or in some cases, a bachelor's degree. Courses are available on campus or online, and some programs are designed for career training, while others are designed for transfer to a four year institution.

Programs include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Admission to Antelope Valley College is open to high school graduates or GED holders, with certain programs having more stringent requirements. Individuals interested in enrolling should complete the admissions application, followed by the registration process. Financial aid is available to eligible students, determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates American River accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits
$7,400

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
    • Out-of-State: $6,400-$7,632
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $270-$320 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships84%$6,021
Receiving Student Loans9%$3,586
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Antelope Valley College may provide services including:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2010)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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Get more information about the programs offered by Antelope Valley College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • English Language and Literature

  • Mathematics and Statistics

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