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Rio Salado College

Tempe, AZ 2-Year Public
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About Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College Overview

Rio Salado College is a public, state school in the city of Tempe, Arizona. Rio Salado College was founded in 1978 and enrolls 15,682 undergrads and no graduate students.

Planning to play sports? Rio Salado College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Rio Salado College on the Student Life page.

2022 Rio Salado College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $2,040
Out-of-State $7,824

Is Rio Salado College a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Rio Salado College offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rio Salado College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 40% of students who start at Rio Salado College come back the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Rio Salado College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Rio Salado College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Rio Salado College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

For more information about Rio Salado College's endowment, check with the school directly. The school spends $1,960 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Rio Salado College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Rio Salado College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Rio Salado College.

Based on this information, how does Rio Salado College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Rio Salado College a good school for you?

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Where is Rio Salado College?

Rio Salado College is located in the city of Tempe, Arizona, in the suburbs of Phoenix.

If you would like to see Rio Salado College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to Tempe, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Rio Salado College and Tempe are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2323 West 14th Street Tempe, AZ 85281-6950

Campus Setting: Urban

Rio Salado College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rio Salado College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rio Salado College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Rio Salado College ACT Scores

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Rio Salado College SAT Scores

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Rio Salado College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$9,622

In State

$15,406

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$2,040
$7,824
Fees
$30
$30
Housing
$7,552
$7,552
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Rio Salado College is like? There are approximately 15,682 students enrolled at Rio Salado College. 13% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from AZ and 6% percent of students are from other states.

13%

Full Time

87%

Part Time

94%

In State

6%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

15,682

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$2,070

Out-of-State

$7,854

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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