Rio Salado College

2323 W 14th St
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Recreational or avocational (leisure) programs
Adult basic or high school equivalency
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Contract Training/Customized Training
Remedial Education
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
Adult Basic Education
Adult High School Diploma or Equivalent
English as a Second Language
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty49636
Research and public service40
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,464$1,472$1,464$1,4640.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$7,968$8,192$7,552$9,66428.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Off Campus$16,622$17,014$14,542$16,88116.1%
Off Campus with Family$8,654$8,822$6,990$7,2173.2%
Off Campus$22,406$22,798$20,326$22,66511.5%
Off Campus with Family$14,438$14,606$12,774$13,0011.8%
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid18996%————
Grant or scholarship aid8996%$207,137$2,327
Federal grants8996%$195,129$2,192
Pell grants3032%$146,350$4,878
Other federal grants8895%$48,779$554
State/local government grant or scholarships55%$4,000$800
Institutional grants or scholarships55%$8,008$1,602
Student loan aid1213%$41,687$3,474
Federal student loans1213%$41,687$3,474
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid13,99488%$6,499,988$1,627
Pell grants1,20426%$3,993,346$3,317
Federal student loans71216%$2,826,889$3,970
Grant or scholarship aid110,17891%$5,535,003$544
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$9,657$9,426$6,834
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$9,344$8,337$6,249
$30,001 – $48,000$8,235$9,334$9,814
$48,001 – $75,000$11,127$11,727$8,651
$75,001 – $110,000$13,529$12,460$11,938
$110,001 and more$14,002$13,285$4,711
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)17,078
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment835
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:Full-time: 12%Part-time: 88%Student Gender:Male: 40%Female: 60%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%Asian: 4%Black or African American: 6%Hispanic/Latino: 28%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 51%Two or more races: 6%Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%U.S. Nonresident: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 69%25 and over: 31%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 85%Out-of-state: 12%Foreign countries: 2%Unknown: 2%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 37%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 3%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 60%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:Full-time students: 60%Part-time students: 43%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 2 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 10%Transfer-out rate: 22%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:Male: 7%Female: 12%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 0%Black or African American: 0%Hispanic/Latino: 12%White: 15%Two or more races: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2018 or Fall 2019, by Time to Completion
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<12
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields
Food Science---0
Category total---0
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies---0
Category total---0
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General---0d
Category total---0d
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Banking and Financial Support Services-20--
Business Administration and Management, General-1d-28d
Business/Commerce, General-18d27d15d
Customer Service Management-0--
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation400821d-2d
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-8d--
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services-0--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-6d--
Management Science-2d--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---6d
Office Management and Supervision-5d--
Organizational Behavior Studies---18d
Organizational Leadership-23d-0
Real Estate0d---
Retail Management-1d-0d
Small Business Administration/Management-42d--
Category total400d972d27d85d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General---5d
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia---0d
Category total---5d
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Graphic Communications, General-0--
Category total-0--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance-1d1d2d
Computer Programming, Specific Applications-4d0d1d
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-13d-2
Computer Science---2d
Computer Support Specialist-21d322
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst-1d1d5d
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--10-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General-0d--
Information Technology---1d
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-5d5d4d
Category total-45d20d39d
Construction Trades
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other-000
Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services, Other-0--
Plumbing Technology/Plumber000-
Category total07700
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General-1--
Category total-1--
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-0d-0d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-2056
Education, Other-3d--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General---1
Educational/Instructional Technology-0d-0
Elementary Education and Teaching---6d
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-0-9
Secondary Education and Teaching---1d
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-1--
Category total-24d523d
Category total---2
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Category total-1d-0d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-3d-0d
General Literature---1d
Category total-3d-1d
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management-0d--
Family and Community Services---2d
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management-0-0
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other-1--
Human Nutrition---0d
Category total-1d-2d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Japanese Language and Literature---0d
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other-4d--
Spanish Language and Literature-3d-0d
Category total-7d-0d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-0d--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General---0d
Dental Assisting/Assistant-000
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist---20d
Dental Public Health and Education-14--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-0--
Long Term Care Administration/Management-0-0d
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor---0
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-78d50d38d
Category total-92d50d58d
History, General---1d
Category total---1d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other0---
Criminal Justice/Police Science459126564
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-7d19d
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-19--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-2d--
Juvenile Corrections-350-
Category total45803d26678d
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary-0--
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--34d24d
Legal Studies---0
Category total-034d24d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies---75d
Humanities/Humanistic Studies---0d
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies---265d
Category total---340d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General---1d
Category total---1d
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-20--
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician7d---
Category total7d20--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-24-3
Natural Sciences--24d-
Sustainability Studies---0d
Category total-2424d3d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-1d--
Category total-1d--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology---0d
Category total---0d
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies---0d
Category total---1d
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General---0d
Geology/Earth Science, General---0d
Physical Sciences, General---20d
Physics, General---0d
Category total---20d
Precision Production
Furniture Design and Manufacturing-0--
Welding Technology/Welder0---
Category total00--
Psychology, General---12d
Category total---12d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-0--
Public Administration046--
Social Work---1d
Category total046-1d
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General---0d
Economics, General---0d
Political Science and Government, General---0d
Sociology, General---2d
Category total---2d
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations---1d
Category total---1d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General--307d-
Dance, General---0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General---0
Fine/Studio Arts, General---0
Graphic Design--3-
Music Performance, General---0
Musical Theatre---0
Visual and Performing Arts, General---0
Category total--310d0
Grand total4522,117736699
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program. For the most recent data collection, EADA did not collect data on varsity athletics for programs that were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1981)08/31/2032
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited (06/01/1966 - 06/30/2010)
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)Accredited (07/26/2007 - 02/07/2019)
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since (07/30/1998)12/31/2021
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs:
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault010
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations100
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
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 servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 126DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 167
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $857DoD Tuition Assistance Program: $840
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%0%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time50%100%
200 percent of normal time50%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%3.9%11.5%
Number in default078280
Number in repayment1,6741,9972,419
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)