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College of You

"Rio Salado is proud to be one of the Maricopa Community Colleges."


Marinick Harper


The Maricopa Community Colleges provide access to higher education for diverse students and communities. We focus on learning through:

  • University Transfer Education
  • General Education
  • Developmental Education
  • Workforce Development
  • Student Development Services
  • Continuing Education
  • Community Education
  • Civic Responsibility
  • Global Engagement


A Community of Colleges…Colleges for the Community
… working collectively and responsibly to meet the life-long learning needs of our diverse students and communities.


The Maricopa Community Colleges comprise 10 colleges, 2 skill centers and numerous education centers dedicated to educational excellence and to meeting the needs of businesses and the citizens of Maricopa County. Each college is individually accredited, yet part of a larger system — the Maricopa County Community College District.

The District is one of the largest higher education systems in the world and the largest provider of health care workers and job training in Arizona — a major resource for business and industry and for individuals seeking education and job training.

Whether just out of high school, beginning or re-entering college or seeking lifelong education, you will find that the Maricopa Community Colleges offer a wide range of opportunities. The colleges offer approximately 1,000 occupational programs (degrees and certificates), and 37 academic associate degrees, and a total of 10,254 courses.

Flexible course delivery includes online, televised, traditional classroom, hybrid, mail, accelerated, evening, weekend and open-entry/open-exit choices.

Transfer agreements with public and private colleges and universities enable seamless transitions to four-year institutions.