The Los Rios Community College District is a special district providing administrative services and governance for the community colleges serving the greater Sacramento area and points east all the way to Lake Tahoe (map).
Governance and public oversight is provided by a Board of Trustees whose seven members are elected to four-year terms by the public from different geographical trustee areas.
Common administrative services such as human resources, purchasing, accounting, and information technology are provided for the colleges at a separate off-campus district office complex.
The educational facilities provided by the district include four accredited colleges, and several off-campus “educational centers” located to serve specific geographic communities:
- American River College – northeast of Sacramento near Carmichael and Citrus Heights
- Cosumnes River College – south, between Sacramento and Elk Grove
- Folsom Lake College – east of Sacramento in Folsom
- Sacramento City College – downtown Sacramento