Rio Salado College

2323 W 14th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
Rio Salado College is a public higher education institution located in Tempe, Arizona.

Rio Salado College offers associate's degrees. The school is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission and has specialized accreditation from the American Dental Association - Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Dual credit and distance learning programs are offered at Rio Salado College. They accept Advanced Placement and life experience credit towards completion of a degree.

Rio Salado College specializes in online courses and has changed many of their programs to an online form The school operates two main campuses, two learning centers, a military campus, and a dental school.

With roughly 25,120 students enrolled full time on its main campus it is the 7th largest institution of higher education in Arizona.


General Information

Main Phone: (480) 517 -8000 Website: www.rio.maricopa.edu
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 761
School Type: Public- 2-year Affiliation: None
Size: Very Large (more than 20,000 students) Undergraduates: 25,121
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 8
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: N/A
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: No
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 33 to 1


Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status 16% Full-time 84% Part-time
Student Gender 37% Men 63% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

58% White 2% American Indian/Alaska Native
12% Black or African American 1% Multiracial
15% Hispanic/Latino 3% Asian/Oriental
0% Polynesian/Pacific Island 9% Other



Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 20% $ 6,941
Local Grant 23% $2,770
Institutional Grant 1% $ 1,800
Student Loans 59% $ 6,256

Majors & Degrees


Agriculture Operations and Sciences

Plant Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Horticultural Science 51 - - - -

Natural Resources and Conservation

Natural Resources Conservation and Research

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Environmental Science 0 - - - -

Computer Information Sciences

Data Processing

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology Technician 274 76 - - -

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1 - - - -

Computer Software and Media Applications

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Web Page, Multimedia and Information Resources Design 30 - - - -

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 22 - - - -

Data Processing

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology Technician 274 76 - - -

Computer Programming

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Programming ? Programmer) 11 - - - -

Communication Technologies and Support Services

Graphic Communications

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Graphic Communications 209 - - - -

Computer Information Sciences

Data Processing

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology Technician 274 76 - - -

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1 - - - -

Computer Software and Media Applications

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Web Page, Multimedia and Information Resources Design 30 - - - -

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 22 - - - -

Data Processing

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology Technician 274 76 - - -

Computer Programming

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Programming ? Programmer) 11 - - - -

Education

Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Education 0 - - - -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3 2 - - -
Elementary Education and Teaching 3 6 - - -

Educational Instructional Media Design

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Instructional Technology 6 1 - - -

Educational Administration and Supervision

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Leadership and Administration - 0 - - -

Educational Instructional Media Design

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Instructional Technology 6 1 - - -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3 2 - - -
Elementary Education and Teaching 3 6 - - -

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 0 - - - -

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
General Studies - 61 - - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies - 116 - - -

Legal Professions and Studies

Legal Support Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Legal Assistant Paralegal 13 5 - - -

English Language and Literature Letters

Rhetoric and Composition Writing Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Creative Writing 0 - - - -

Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Foodservice Systems Administration Management 0 0 - - -

Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Child Development 0 - - - -
Adult Development and Aging 0 - - - -
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 4 - - - -
Child Care and Support Services Management 1 - - - -
Child Development 1 0 - - -
Family and Community Services 1 2 - - -

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Foodservice Systems Administration Management 0 0 - - -

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies 17 12 - - -

Natural Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Natural Sciences 5 - - - -

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Corrections - 5 - - -
Criminal Justice Police Science 104 47 - - -
Corrections 1,050 47 - - -

Fire Protection

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Fire Science Fire-fighting 0 - - - -

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Corrections - 5 - - -
Criminal Justice Police Science 104 47 - - -
Corrections 1,050 47 - - -

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physical Sciences - 5 - - -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1 - - - -

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration 32 15 - - -

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Corrections - 5 - - -
Criminal Justice Police Science 104 47 - - -
Corrections 1,050 47 - - -

Fire Protection

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Fire Science Fire-fighting 0 - - - -

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Corrections - 5 - - -
Criminal Justice Police Science 104 47 - - -
Corrections 1,050 47 - - -

Transportation and Materials Moving

Air Transportation

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Air Transportation 1 - - - -
Airline Flight Attendant 142 - - - -
Aviation Airway Management and Operations 10 2 - - -

Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians

Electrical Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Installation and Repair Technology Technician 1 - - - -

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Automobile Automotive Mechanics Technology Technician 78 - - - -

Transportation and Materials Moving

Air Transportation

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Air Transportation 1 - - - -
Airline Flight Attendant 142 - - - -
Aviation Airway Management and Operations 10 2 - - -

Construction Trades

Carpenters

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Carpentry Carpenter 16 - - - -

Electrical and Power Transmission Installers

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Electrician 34 - - - -

Precision Production

Woodworking

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Furniture Design and Manufacturing 50 - - - -

Health Professions and Related Programs

Health and Medical Administrative Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Medical Office Management Administration - 0 - - -

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Substance Abuse Addiction Counseling 126 32 - - -

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Emergency Medical Technology Technician (emt Paramedic) - 1 - - -

Dental Support Services and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Dental Hygiene Hygienist - 32 - - -
Dental Assisting Assistant 11 1 - - -
Dental Hygiene Hygienist 11 32 - - -
Dental Assisting Assistant 11 1 - - -

Advanced Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Dental Public Health and Education 10 - - - -

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Substance Abuse Addiction Counseling 126 32 - - -

Health and Medical Administrative Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Medical Office Management Administration - 0 - - -

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Substance Abuse Addiction Counseling 126 32 - - -

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Emergency Medical Technology Technician (emt Paramedic) - 1 - - -

Dental Support Services and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Dental Hygiene Hygienist - 32 - - -
Dental Assisting Assistant 11 1 - - -
Dental Hygiene Hygienist 11 32 - - -
Dental Assisting Assistant 11 1 - - -

Advanced Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Dental Public Health and Education 10 - - - -

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Substance Abuse Addiction Counseling 126 32 - - -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting 12 4 - - -

Business Operations Support and Assistant Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Customer Service Support Call Center Teleservice Operation 685 4 - - -
Business Office Automation Technology Data Entry 4 4 - - -

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce 30 2 - - -

Finance and Financial Management Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Banking and Financial Support Services 0 - - - -

Marketing

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Marketing Marketing Management 0 0 - - -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management 36 - - - -
Organizational Leadership 36 7 - - -
Customer Service Management 4 7 - - -
Business Administration, Management and Operations 64 7 - - -
Business Administration and Management 64 21 - - -
Organizational Leadership 7 21 - - -

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting 12 4 - - -

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce 30 2 - - -

Human Resources Management and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Organizational Behavior Studies - 24 - - -

Business Operations Support and Assistant Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Customer Service Support Call Center Teleservice Operation 685 4 - - -
Business Office Automation Technology Data Entry 4 4 - - -

Marketing

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Marketing Marketing Management 0 0 - - -


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