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Rio Salado College Overview

Rio Salado College is a public institution located in Tempe, Arizona. Tempe is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Rio Salado College Known For?

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  • The student loan default rate at Rio Salado College is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Rio Salado College.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Rio Salado College makes roughly $43,177 a year. This is 6% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Rio Salado College?


Contact details for Rio Salado College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2323 W 14Th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480-517-8000

Since Rio Salado College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Rio Salado College?

26% Take Out Loans
3.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Rio Salado College, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $4,710 a year. That adds up to $18,840 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rio Salado College is 3.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Rio Salado College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,074 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,682 undergraduate students at Rio Salado College, with 2,074 being full-time and 13,608 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 2,074 full-time undergraduates at Rio Salado College, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rio Salado College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 97
Black or African American 106
Hispanic or Latino 571
White 1,059
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 238

Online Learning at Rio Salado College

6,068 Took All Classes Online
6,582 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 6,582 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rio Salado College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 8th most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Rio Salado College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rio Salado College was -5.3%. This is the #1,933 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rio Salado College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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