of the Los Rios Community College District
Educating the workforce, improving lives and powering the regional economy.
The Los Rios Community College District, comprised of American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College, creates a significant positive impact on the community by providing a skilled workforce and increasing the economic base of the region.
Los Rios serves a range of industries in the region, supports local businesses, and benefits society as a whole in California from an expanded economy and improved quality of life.
Return on investment to students, taxpayers, and society
Top industries impacted by Los Rios
supports 3,431 jobs
Hospitality (Accommodation, Tourism & Food Service)
$149.9 million supports
Healthcare & Social Assistance
$133.9 million supports 1,662 jobs
The education and training Los Rios provides for regional residents results in the greatest impact.
Student rate of return
Investment in education vs. other portfolio tools
added income to the region
Average earning by education level at career midpoint in California
Los Rios enriches the lives of students by raising their lifetime earnings and helping them achieve their individual potential.
in added income that supports
This is equal to 1.7% of the gross regional product of the Los Rios service area
This contribution is nearly as large as the entire utilities industry in the region
Los Rios Service Area
The basic mission of Los Rios is to foster human capital. Every year, a new cohort of former Los Rios students adds to the stock of human capital in the college's service area, and a proportion of alumni continues to add to the Los Rios serice area economy.
Los Rios creates value from multiple perspectives:
Increases consumer spending
Supplies trained workers
Increases tax receipts
Reduces demand for government
-supported social services
Raises lifetime earnings
Helps achieve individual potential
Creates a more prosperous economy
Helps saving through improving