Refrigeration School Inc

4210 E Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034-1816
Tel: (602)275-7133
  • The mission of the Refrigeration School, Inc. is to assist adult learners in development of the skills and knowledge necessary, and to support their personal goals, for employment and professional growth in the ares of: Electrical Technologies Refrigeration Technologies Electro-Mechanical Technologies AOS in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering The Refrigeration School, Inc. is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at,
School Highlights
  • Refrigeration School Inc serves 695 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • Refrigeration School Inc is one of 27 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
  • The nearest community college is GateWay Community College (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Refrigeration School Inc (AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 22 staff 57 staff
Refrigeration School Inc Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered 4 14

Student Body

  • The student population of 695 has grown by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 695 students 5,667 students
Refrigeration School Inc Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1 38:1
Refrigeration School Inc Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 695 students 1,082 students
Refrigeration School Inc Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students - 4,585 students
Refrigeration School Inc Part-Time Students (2007-2008)
Refrigeration School Inc Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Refrigeration School Inc American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Refrigeration School Inc Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Refrigeration School Inc Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Refrigeration School Inc Black (2007-2016)
% White
Refrigeration School Inc White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Refrigeration School Inc More (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
Refrigeration School Inc Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.73 0.65
Refrigeration School Inc Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Refrigeration School Inc Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $39,900 $31,400
Refrigeration School Inc Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77% 84%
Refrigeration School Inc % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $11,183 $9,500
Refrigeration School Inc Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,257 $5,022
Refrigeration School Inc Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) has trained individuals to become professional, entry-level Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians since 1965. RSI has since expanded its training and now offers multiple career-focused training opportunities. RSI’s instructors are experienced industry professionals. RSI’s training programs are designed based on industry feedback to meet employers’ needs. RSI promotes a student-centric learning environment to support the learner who desires to put forth a great deal of effort to achieve his or her desired professional goals. The Refrigeration School was established to train entry-level Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians. The Refrigeration School added the Electrical Technologies and Electro-Mechanical Technologies courses in 1986 and 1987 respectively, to respond to the growing demand for entry-level electricians and facility maintenance technicians. In 1992 the school made an additional commitment and developed the Associate of Occupational Studies degree program in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering. The RSI campus which is easily accessible from all parts of the Phoenix metropolitan area, includes two buildings with 21,000 square feet of classroom, lab, and support service facilities. An additional 5,400 square feet of outdoor shop area brings the total to over 26,000 square feet of training facilities. We at RSI want to ensure that your education experience is a rewarding one. Please note that RSI offers ample support to all its students. We wish you the best in achieving your educational and professional goals. See more at: The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) offers quality vocational training designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in the skilled trades, specifically in the fields of HVAC/R, electrical wiring and solar installation. Students are given the tools they'll need to succeed in the professional workplace, and are allowed ample practice time using modern equipment, such as our E-STAR and M-STAR systems. Our career-focused curriculum offers hands-on training with an emphasis on troubleshooting, and our highly experienced instructors guide trainees toward mastery. Graduates who are dedicated to learning will find that the techniques, technology and problem-solving attitudes honed at a reputable technical school can provide a solid foundation for a rewarding career. RSI has been helping students succeed for over five decades, and proudly offers extensive career services, housing assistance, GED training and financial aid for those who qualify.

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