Rio Salado College
Rio Salado College is a proven leader in online learning. Established in 1978, the college has maintained a tradition of excellence in distance learning for over 40 years. Serving more than a quarter million students online for over 20 years, we are dedicated to providing innovative educational opportunities through college bridge pathways, community-based learning, corporate and government partnerships, and early college initiatives.
At Rio Salado College, we have transfer partnerships with four-year degree institutions across the U.S., making the process of transferring your Rio credits over to one of our partner colleges as smooth as possible.
Rio Salado College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). We offer affordable tuition rates and flexible online classes that start most Mondays throughout the year. We have over 600 online classes and over 130 degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of subjects. At Rio Salado, you can get an education that’s tailored to fit your life.
Rio Salado College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Leadership and Divisions
Learn more about Rio Salado College\’s departments and the administrators who lead them
Serving out-of-state students, Rio National is America\’s Online Community College™
In enrollment among Phoenix-area colleges and universities.
Get to know Rio Salado College Interim President Kate Smith
The award-winning faculty of Rio Salado are dedicated to student success
Teaching and Learning
We are committed to academic standards that promote continuous improvement in student learning
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Maps and Locations
Multiple locations throughout Maricopa County, Arizona
Research and Planning
An overview of Rio Salado College, our students, programs, successes and initiatives
Certificate and Degree Programs
Choose from 130+ certificate and degree programs.