Skip to Main Content
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B-
  6. Location
    A-
Rio Salado is a public college located in Tempe, Arizona in the Phoenix Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,210 undergraduate students. The Rio Salado acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Business Support Services, and Police and Criminal Science. Graduating 18% of students, Rio Salado alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,600.
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
2323 W 14th St
Tempe, AZ 85281
Work Here? Claim Your College

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,850/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$3,834/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
30:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.59 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses
Do You Work at Rio Salado College? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,210Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
15,425
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
  • More opinions are needed to display this poll.Take our surveyto add your opinion.

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
18%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

More opinions are needed to display this poll.  Take our survey

Colleges like Rio Salado College
More

Rio Salado College Reviews

437 reviews
All Categories
I love the flexibility to be able to take my classes online whenever I want wherever I want. Working full-time is a struggle being able to find a class in person that works around my work schedule, online classes are a dream! No more worrying about traffic or having to being a million little things to class, everything is all connected to your laptop or tablet and you can take those wherever you go (including the break room with free WIFI).
Start Your Review of Rio Salado College
Rate It!
Overall, Rio Salado College is a decent 2-year college. The teachers are good, though some have communication issues, and it is incredibly affordable. One issue I did have at the school was an issue getting ahold of my councilor. My designated councilor changed often and most of them failed to respond to emails promptly. However, the Academic Advisement desk was fantastic and very, very helpful!
I’m currently working on an associates degree for mobile application development. The classes have been challenging but the teachers are incredibly accessible. Any question you might have gets answered quickly. As a full time student, parent of two children under three, while working full time is difficult, the faculty do everything they can to help. I would recommend Rio Salado to anyone!