Rio Salado College (RSC)

Tempe, AZ

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Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College Student Essentials

Rio Salado College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.rio.maricopa.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $1,854
Out-of-State Tuition: $9,510
Retention Rate: 21%
Enrollment: 19,186
Year Established: 1978

About RSC

Rio Salado College has over fifteen physical locations in Maricopa County, most of which are devoted to GED, ABE, and ELAA classes. Its academics are mainly concentrated online, with over 50 programs of study leading to certificates and associate’s degrees.

Though many colleges nowadays offer courses online, Rio Salado is almost completely internet-based. Its library and even its student union exist online, with technical support and librarian chat available 24/7.

Rio Salado uses the “term block” method of scheduling, in which students can choose from one of 16 blocks per terms. This gives you some flexibility in scheduling, as each block is spaced a week apart. With three terms per year, Rio Salado offers 48 different start dates for its students.

The school also seeks to help its graduates find jobs in a shifting economic environment. Rio Salado currently has four classes related to educational and career success:

  • Career Exploration
  • Creative Job Hunting
  • Creating College Success
  • Strategies for College Success

By providing strategies for professional and educational development, these courses can help you succeed at the college level and beyond.

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RSC Map & Location

Rio Salado College
2323 West 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281


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Getting Around RSC

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Tempe, AZ

Winter
Dec
68
38
Jan
69
39
Feb
73
42
Spring
Mar
78
46
Apr
86
52
May
95
60
Summer
Jun
103
68
Jul
105
75
Aug
103
75
Fall
Sep
100
68
Oct
89
56
Nov
78
45

RSC Students

Total Students 19,186

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 17%
  • African American: 13%
  • Caucasian: 56%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 2%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 10%
Latino 17%
African American 13%
Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska native 2%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 10%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 68%
Part-Time 32%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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Rio Salado College

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