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30 Years of Learning, Innovating & Partnering

30 Years of Learning, Innovating & Partnering 

Rio Salado Historic Achievements & Recognition

Rio Salado College, Then and Now 

Then: 1978 Now: 2008

 Resident Tuition Rates:

  • Per semester (10+ credits)...$35.00
  • Per semester (2-9 credits)...$15.00
  • Per semester (1 credit)...$10.00

Resident Tuition Rates:

  • $84 per credit hour

By August Rio Salado had enrolled 8,000 students.

Rio Salado serves more than 60,000 students annually.

Rio is the first in the state to have telephone registration.

Rio’s student union RioLounge gives online students the same social aspects of a traditional college at the click of a mouse.

Staff of 22 employees

500 full-time staff, 1,200+ adjunct faculty & over 200 part-time employees

Walter Morrison appointed Provost.

Linda Thor has been the president since 1990.

See the Tuition and Fees page for more details.