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Rio Salado Celebrates Hispanic Community

Celebrate National HSI Week and National Hispanic Heritage Month with Rio Salado! Rio is proud to be a Hispanic-Serving Institution.
September 9, 2023

Tempe Family Embraces Rio Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Witness the Nguyen family's remarkable journey with dual enrollment through Rio Salado. Guided by their mother’s knowledge, three siblings earned college credits while in high school, setting a path for success.
September 8, 2023

Ask an Advisor: Planning for University Transfer

Planning to transfer to a university? Start early, research, and stay organized for a smooth transition from Rio Salado College!
September 7, 2023

Full Scholarships Available for Addiction and Substance Use Disorder Studies

Maricopa Community Colleges introduced new scholarships from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) available to Rio Salado students who are studying or wish to complete a program of study in addiction and substance use disorders.
September 6, 2023

Championing Children: How a College Grad Realized His Teaching Dreams

Teaching and education has always been Cross’s passion, and to make those dreams a reality, the budding educator turned to Rio Salado College.
September 5, 2023

Spring 2024 MCCCD Foundation Scholarships Are Now Open

Looking for help in paying for college? Applications are now open for the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation’s Spring 2024 scholarships. Find out more about eligibility requirements and how to apply on our blog.
September 1, 2023

Find Your Way Forward to a New Career With a Bridge Job

Stuck in a rut? A bridge job might help you cross over that rut and get you to your dream job. Find out more about what a bridge job is and how it can help you on our latest career blog,
August 31, 2023

Campus Closed Labor Day Sept 4

Rio Salado College and the Maricopa Community Colleges will be closed Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day. The college will resume normal business hours Tuesday, September 5th.
August 31, 2023

Wellness Wednesday: Home Sweet Horticulture

A succulent here, an orchid there: a bit of greenery in your home can liven up your surroundings and improve your mood. Find out more about the benefits of houseplants in our latest Wellness Wednesday.
August 30, 2023

Looking Back on 2022-23 and Looking Forward to Another Great Year with You

As we transition into a new academic year, I invite you to join me in reflecting on the meaningful work we accomplished in 2022-23, in hopes that it inspires continued greatness this coming year.
August 29, 2023

Rio Salado President Smith Appointed AACC Commissioner

The American Association of Community Colleges appointed Rio Salado College President Kate Smith to serve on the Commission on Institutional Infrastructure & Transformation.
August 25, 2023

Wellness Wednesday: Grow Through Gardening

Cultivating a green thumb can cause a whole bunch of mental and physical health benefits to bloom. Find out more about the personal growth harvest you can reap from gardening in this week’s Wellness Wednesday.
August 23, 2023