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Welcome to Rio Salado College

In 1978, the Maricopa County Community College District challenged the limits of tradition by creating Rio Salado College to serve non-traditional students.  The college has maintained a tradition of excellence in distance learning for over 40 years as one of 10 independently accredited colleges comprising the Maricopa County Community College District. 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.

Accreditation, Leadership and Divisions

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College Made Convenient

See how Rio Salado College is meeting the needs of  today’s students.

Meet the President, Our Faculty, Teaching and Learning

135+ Certificate and Degree Programs


Certificate and Degree Programs

Choose from 135+ certificate and degree programs.

Choose from 135+ certificate and degree programs.

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