The Refrigeration School

  • 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
  • The Refrigeration School serves 912 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the state community college average of 39:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • The Refrigeration School is one of 25 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
  • The nearest community college to The Refrigeration School is GateWay Community College (0.4 miles away).

Top Placements

The Refrigeration School places among the top 20% of community colleges in Arizona for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The Refrigeration School(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty22 staff66 staff
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Number of Programs Offered414

Student Body

  • The student population of The Refrigeration School has grown by 31% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has increased from 32:1 over five years.
  • The The Refrigeration School diversity score of 0.81 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment912 students6,476 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio41:139:1
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# Full-Time Students912 students1,336 students
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# Part-Time Students-5,140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
12%
4%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
29%
27%
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% Black
9%
6%
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% White
41%
52%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.810.65
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College Completion Rate
64%
18%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,900$31,100
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Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%84%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$11,183$9,500
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$5,257$5,022
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    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    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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