Rio Salado College: Review & Facts

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Rio Salado College is a large two-year, public school with 24,345 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1978 and is one of the 13 schools located in Tempe, Arizona.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
60
At Rio Salado College you can earn your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

Rio Salado College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 60 majors. The most popular concentrations are Criminal Justice, Office and Clerical Services, Computer Science, Flight and Aviation, and Graphic Design and Animation. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges and schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
21%
The student retention rate at Rio Salado College is extremely low at 21% (way below Arizona average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students do not seem to enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Rio Salado College is very low - 28%.

Student to faculty ratio at Rio Salado College is a bit disappointing -- 31:1. Read more about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$7,800
Average tuition costs are low - $7,700 a year. The additional fees at Rio Salado College (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $100, which comes to $7,800 a year.

Read the details about Rio Salado College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This college will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Rio Salado College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (480) 517-8000 or check Rio Salado College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Rio Salado College offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Rio Salado College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At this moment there is no on-campus housing at Rio Salado College.

Based on the college crime information, Rio Salado College appears to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Rio Salado College Location and Maps



Post Address: Rio Salado College, 2323 W 14th St, Tempe, Arizona 85281, USA
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