C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    C
  6. Location
    A-
Rio Salado College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
2323 W 14th St
Tempe, AZ 85281
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,995/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,645/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,816/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,615/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,737/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,678/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
29:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.59 responses
87%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,391Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
40%
Pell Grant
74%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
7%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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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!
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I chose Rio Salado College because I was able to take my lower level Education classes there before I transfer to a college for student teaching. The professors are all very good, but the classes are very repetitive. Curriculum could be addressed so that there was not so much overlap. In addition, it is very hard for a working student to speak to a counselor. You must leave a message, to be returned later. It is usually not possible for me to answer the phone when I am at work, so it sometimes takes days to resolve an issue.
Rio Salado College is a strictly online college that caters to those individuals that need to complete a few courses for a degree or simply want to learn. The benefit of attending an online college is the ease of accessibility for those that are employed full time and/or have children. I personally loved how it was not structured like a typical college with spring and fall semesters, rather it allowed individuals the opportunity to start a class on any Monday of any week. I would like to see more involvement between Professors and students, especially regarding assignments and the desired requirements for each assignment. There seems to be a disconnection that does not allow students the chance to speak to their respective Professor unless done through email which entails the Professor to interpret what the student is trying to ask or convey.