• The mission of The Refrigeration School is to assist learners in development of the skills and knowledge necessary for employment and professional growth. 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, http://www.refrigerationschool.com/about-rsi/regulatory-information/
  • The Refrigeration School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

School Highlights

Refrigeration School Inc serves 903 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 903 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Refrigeration School Inc ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 155% over five years.
Refrigeration School Inc
(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
51 staff
202 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
5
12

Student Body

The student population of Refrigeration School Inc has grown by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The Refrigeration School Inc diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
903 students
5,548 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
903 students
1,283 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
4,265 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
250 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
13%
4%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
30%
36%
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% Black
10%
5%
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% White
37%
43%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.74
0.68
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College Completion Rate
61%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,900
$32,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$9,399
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$4,750
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • The Refrigeration School (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: http://www.refrigerationschool.com/about-rsi/#sthash.LaSTKdlv.dpufSTEG-03-651  The Refrigeration School (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 903 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Maricopa County, AZ community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Maricopa County, AZ is Brookline College-Tempe. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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