Rio Salado College

Tuition & Fees $7,854
Student Population 18,304
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $2,479
Graduation Rate 7 %
Students:Faculty 31

Academic Overview

Rio Salado College is a public, 2-4 years institute located in Tempe, Arizona. It is an Associate's - Private Not-for-profit by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Associate's degree. The 2021 tuition & fees are $2,070 for Arizona residents and $7,854 for out-of-state students. The school offers only undergraduate programs and a total of 18,304 students are enrolled.
The salary after graduation from Rio Salado College varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $43,400. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Rio Salado College are $2,070 for Arizona residents and $7,854 for non-residents.
Rio Salado College 2021 Tuition & Fees
Arizona ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Rio Salado. The average received amount of financial aid is $2,479 and 19% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 18,304 students is attending , and the student to faculty ratio is 31 to 1.
Graduation Rate for Rio Salado College is 7 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Rio Salado College is 28 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Rio Salado College is 30 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Rio Salado College is 18,304
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Rio Salado College is 31 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
31 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $2,479 at Rio Salado College.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Rio Salado offers 158 major programs through online and on-site education where 36 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate8516
One but less than two years certificate156
Associate's Degree5814

Special Learning Opportunities

Rio Salado College offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for undergraduate programs. The school provides teacher certification programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

Rio Salado College has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges