Rio Salado College

Tel: (480)517-8000
24,342 students
Public institution

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Rio Salado's mission is to astonish its customers, which include students and community partners. This is accomplished through an emphasis upon collaborative partnerships, accelerated formats and distance learning, particularly eLearning.
School Highlights:
Rio Salado College serves 24,342 students (15% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Rio Salado College is one of 34 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Collins College (0.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Rio Salado College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 24,342 teachers has grown by 32% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 523:1 has increased from 339:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 34% over five years.
Total Enrollment
24,342 students
1,287 students
Rio Salado College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,738 students
832 students
Rio Salado College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 20,604 students
1,021 students
Rio Salado College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Rio Salado College sch enrollment Rio Salado College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Rio Salado College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1% 1%
% Hispanic
27%
7%
Rio Salado College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
10%
12%
Rio Salado College Black (2006-2012)
% White
57%
66%
Rio Salado College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Rio Salado College More (2010-2012)
Rio Salado College sch ethnicity Rio Salado College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.59 0.45
Rio Salado College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,854 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,638 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,854 $5,845
Rio Salado College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,638 $10,047
Rio Salado College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Rio Salado College was established in 1978 to provide active, working adults with flexible educational opportunities. Known as “the college without walls,” Rio Salado courses are delivered through innovative learning formats and for diverse populations with choice, access, convenience, flexibility, and affordability in mind. The formats Rio Salado excels at include customized programs and partnerships, accelerated classes and programs, distance learning and dual enrollment. Rio Salado provides a caring and supportive environment where employees and students form a diverse community. Rio Salado carries the maximum 10-year accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Our instructors are highly skilled in the teaching arts and are experienced professionals in their subject areas. This combination brings to Rio Salado College students a unique perspective of knowledge and practical application. Rio Salado College is proud to offer its students an exceptionally qualified instructional staff which is interested in and dedicated to the student.

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