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Earn Your Degree or Certificate Online!

Online classes, certificates and degrees at Rio Salado College make it possible to fit college into your busy life. You don't have to sacrifice work, family and your other commitments to get an education. With flexible Monday start dates, you can take online classes on your schedule, wherever and whenever you want!

Online Learning at Rio Salado College

For 15+ years, Rio Salado College has provided online learning and services to more than 250,000 students. Start earning your certificate or degree with online classes today. Contact Rio Salado for information about our class schedule, degree programs, enrollment, financial aid eligibility and more.



24/7 support - Online, all the time!

Rio Salado College offers round-the-clock support to our online students with 24/7 online tutoring and library services. For your convenience, the helpdesk is also open 24 hours a day--phone, email, chat--we've got you covered. You can register for classes, access your grades, or receive technical and instructional support anytime you need it.

Affordable Tuition

Going to college doesn't have to mean going into debt. You make smart buying decisions every day--and college should be no different. Rio Salado's tuition for Maricopa County residents is $85.


Rio Salado College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The college has a national reputation in online learning with more than 43,000+ online students taking classes annually at Rio Salado College.


Rio Salado College was established in 1967 by the Maricopa County Community College District in response to a growing need for accessible education solutions and workforce training. The college added hand-coded online courses to its distance learning options in 1996. In 2004, Rio Salado introduced its first custom-built learning management system, RioLearn, and by 2006, a majority of the classes offered by the school had been converted to an online format.

Rio Salado College is widely recognized for its culture of innovationforward-thinking approach and innovative approach to accessible learning to higher education.

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