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Rio Salado College
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  • 2 Year
  • TEMPE, AZ

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Rio Salado Student Services staff are here to support you in your educational journey. Let's connect - via phone, chat, email or Zoom. We are here for you! Classes start almost every Monday! Rio Salado College is offering services in person and remote. Information can be found on the Rio Salado website under Virtual Student Services. Learn More

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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    grade unavailable
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Safety
    grade A
  5. Student Life
    grade B
  6. Location
    grade A

About

2323 W 14TH ST
TEMPE, AZ 85281
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Athletic Conference
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From Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College is a proven and inclusive leader in online education, with more than 40 years experience in distance learning. The College was founded on the idea of providing access to education as a means of growing social and economic equity. More than a quarter million students have taken affordable online credit from Rio Salado College in the past two decades, confirming the school’s vision to empower learners everywhere through innovative education. The College puts a focus on its core values, including diversity, equity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life.

With classes that start most Mondays, students can set a personalized schedule that works best for them.

We're committed to providing students with an affordable, accessible education no matter where they are. Rio Salado proudly offers online classes to students in all 50 states and across the globe. No matter where you call home, America’s Online Community College® is open to you.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
No data available  
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$9,017 / 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
$4,547 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade unavailable
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
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. 59 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 59 responses

Majors

Community Health

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Care for the health and well-being of vulnerable populations with a program that can lead to different career paths in social services and healthcare education and support.

Online

Online Programs Offered
54
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
16
Online Associates Programs
38
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    47%
  • Online
    50%

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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,634 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
14,728
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
83%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

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

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