Rio Salado College

Tempe, AZ, USA
2.69 Average Rating

Rio Salado College is a public, 2-year institution established in Tempe, Arizona, with satellite education centers throughout the region. Rio Salado primarily serves students through online programs, though it offers in-person and hybrid options as well, all of which are available with flexible starting dates. The college also offers a wide variety of learning opportunities and pathways, including the Move On When Ready program, Troops to Teachers program, the Incarcerated Re-entry program, and the Early College program.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
96%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
18,636
Total Number of Undergrads
18,636
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
29:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$7,422
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$2,094
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$7,878
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1390

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
74%
Average Aid Per Year
$3,867
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
74%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,847
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,275

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,169
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$3,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$82
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,500
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What Students Are Saying

2.69 Average Rating
great college for students who do not have the schedule that will allow for on-site classes. the teachers are all very good at answering questions or concerns, and stay in close contact with the students.
Daniel from Phoenix, AZ
I love Rio I get to complete college on my time. I am a mother, a full time employee, and a full time student and even have time for a social life. Rio makes all this possible with their flexibility of online classes.
Denise from Mesa, AZ
convienent, however financial dept is difficult to deal with. no two people will give you the same information. several classes to choose from.
Robin from Tucson, AZ
rio is great for students who can work without someone breathing down their neck. classes are easy to follow. the teachers are so helpful, wanting you to succeed,
Susanna from El Mirage, AZ

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