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Rio Salado College
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  • 2 Year
  • TEMPE, AZ

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

About

2323 W 14TH ST
TEMPE, AZ 85281
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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. Most Rio Salado College students are non-program seekers, taking classes to complement their university curriculum in order to save time and money.

No matter where you call home, America’s Online Community College® is open to you. Learn anywhere and anytime: That’s the Rio Salado way.

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
$8,897 / 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
$4,592 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
32:1
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

Majors

Nanotechnology

The Nanotechnology program is designed to provide students with the general principles and foundational skills in the micro/nano-fabrication industry and related manufacturing industries. Students will become familiar with nanotechnology processes, materials, and methods. Product stewardship, occupational safety and health procedures are emphasized throughout the program.

Online

Online Programs Offered
36
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
22
Online Associates Programs
14
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    47%
  • Online
    51%

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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,171 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16,932
Undergrads Over 25
31%
Pell Grant
66%
Varsity Athletes
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    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $39,500 / year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    10%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    78%
    National
    83%

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