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The Rio Salado College Advantage

The Rio Advantage is a series of student-focused benefits that set Rio apart from the competition when it comes to the teaching and learning environment.

Online Classes

Online Classes

Rio offers over 500 online classes from general education to specific program classes. Get started today on your certificate, degree or that one class you've been looking for.
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8-week class option

8-week class option

Rio Salado's online classes now give you the option to be 8-weeks in length, so you can take more classes in a shorter period of time. You can choose the "8-week class option" within the first 7 days of your course start date. The RioLearn system will automatically create an 8-week calendar for you and adjust your assignments, quizzes and examinations accordingly.

48 Start Dates a Year

48 start dates a year

Enjoy the flexibility of taking the classes you want, when you want.


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Online Student Support

Online Student Support

Academic advising, career counseling, registration, tutoring and much more all online for your convenience.
Student Services

24/7 Helpdesk

24/7 Helpdesk

Get your questions answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Rio's helpdesk. You can email, chat and even call a support person right from your computer.
Helpdesk

Affordable Tuition

Affordable Tuition

Among the most affordable tuition available in Arizona. Enroll today and save with affordable tuition.
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First-Rate Faculty

First-rate Faculty

Our instructors are highly skilled and experienced professionals in their subject areas, and our online format enhances the teacher/student communication.
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University Transfer

University Transfer

Rio has partnered with several colleges and universities across the nation to offer you easy ways to complete your bachelor's degree. To put it simply: your credits WILL transfer! Verification with an academic advisor is recommended.
University Partnerships

Fully-Accredited

Fully-accredited

Rio is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
Accreditation

Student Incentives

Student Incentives

Being a Rio student provides many incentives from discounted textbooks to discounted computers and software.
Textbook Savings Program
Dell Computers Discount
Student Software Purchase Program

Partnerships

Partnerships

We partner with corporations, government agencies and associations to provide quality education and the highest customized workforce.
Partnerships