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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$7,006/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,968/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,482/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,282/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,130/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,130/ year

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
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
2,518Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
43%
Pell Grant
75%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
6%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Rio Salado College Reviews

391 reviews
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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.
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My overall experience has been great! The class schedules are flexible, they have weekly start dates and since they are online classes I can choose what time I want to work on a certain subject. I love not being locked down to a set schedule and because of this you can usually work ahead and complete assignments early. On another note if you are falling behind you can request extensions and teachers are flexible with this. I am a single working mom so attending a standard college where you have to attend the classes in person just was not feasible for me. Rio Salado's online courses has made getting my degree a posibility!
Rio Salado is an online college that is connected to the Maricopa Community Colleges. They provide a wide variety of classes that I could take in addition to other community college courses. Rio Salado is extremely convenient!