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Welcome to Rio Salado College

About Us:

In 1978, the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) 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. Rio Salado is one of 10 independently accredited colleges comprising the MCCCD, which is overseen by an elected governing board. Serving more than a quarter million students online for over 20 years, Rio Salado is dedicated to providing innovative educational opportunities through college bridge pathways, community-based learning, corporate and government partnerships, and early college initiatives.

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135+ Certificate and Degree Programs


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Choose from 135+ certificate and degree programs.

Choose from 135+ certificate and degree programs.

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