Rio Salado College

376 reviews
  1. Tempe, AZ
  2. 2 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Experience
    C-
  6. Location
    A+
Rio Salado College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
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Address
2323 W 14th St
Tempe, AZ 85281

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website
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Cost

Net Price
$8,166/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,090/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,149/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,252/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,756/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,855/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.59 responses
87%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,595Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
49%
Pell Grant
83%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Rio Salado College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
6%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Reviews

376 reviews
  • Excellent
    109
  • Very Good
    125
  • Average
    114
  • Poor
    17
  • Terrible
    11
My overall experience has been great! The class schedules are flexible, they have weekly start dates and since they are online classes I can choose what time I want to work on a certain subject. I love not being locked down to a set schedule and because of this you can usually work ahead and complete assignments early. On another note if you are falling behind you can request extensions and teachers are flexible with this. I am a single working mom so attending a standard college where you have to attend the classes in person just was not feasible for me. Rio Salado's online courses has made getting my degree a posibility!
  • College Student
  • 11 months ago
Terrible School if You Want a Real Education – I am happily enrolled primarily at Chandler-Gilbert CC, but have taken supplemental classes at Rio Salado. I wish I hadn't! The instructors are lazy and completely textbook dependant, which is unfortunate because many of the books fell completely apart, despite being brand new (and I take very good care of my books!). None of the courses I took utilized a Discussion Board, so there was not opportunity to interact with classmates at all, which can often be a big help when dealing with professors that don't communicate. Tests for most classes were rediculous, requiring you to literally memorize every page of the textbook. This is not a school for students who hope to transfer or who want a real education. The schedules of classes offered are numerous and flexible, but I'd rather have been inconvenienced than get the horrible "education" I ended up with here.
  • College Freshman
  • Oct 26 2011
Customer Service Isn't Great. Financial aid is difficult for everybody. It is confusing and hard to understand, and very time sensative. I found the financial aid department to be furstrating and a hassel. Last semester I got approved for financial aid, but still have not received it because of my last name change (I got married in November 2010) Even though this was changed months ago, they could not seem to get it together. I'm hoping it changes, and feel like I'm calling in every other day. Most of the time the representatives are rude, and I have to repeat myself several times because they don't listen. Overall though, I'm sure it's like that everywhere.. financial aid is so hard to get!
  • College Sophomore
  • June 11 2012