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Providing Online Learning for More Than Two Decades

Online learning isn't new to us. Rio Salado College has provided accessible, accredited and trusted higher education to more than 250,000 students.

Online classes, 24/7 support and affordable tuition make it possible to fit college into your life. With flexible Monday start dates, you can go to college on your time and take classes on your schedule. Earn your certificate or degree online the Rio way. Get credits that easily transfer to most universities.

Become a student today and rest easy knowing that you're taking online classes with a longtime, trusted learning provider.  

Online Classes

Online Classes

Take classes with our learning portal RioLearn

Programs and Degrees

Programs and Degrees

Find a certificate/degree program that meets your interests

Become a Student

Become a Student

Enrollment steps by student type make it easy to get started 

Rio Support

24/7 Support

Around-the-clock online tutoringlibrary and technology support services. 


Our tuition is $85 per credit hour for Maricopa county residents.

Real, Accredited Education

Nationally known for online education and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

40+ Years' Experience

Established in 1978, Rio Salado College is widely recognized for providing an accessible, affordable path to higher learning to meet the needs of today's students. 


600+ Class Options and Counting 

Choose from more than 600 courses with weekly start dates. Here's a sampling of subjects that are currently in demand.

General Business
Computer Technology
Natural Sciences
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Humanities & Fine Arts

Try RioLearn Now

Try the interactive RioLearn demo now and learn what it's like to take an online class with Rio Salado College. RioLearn is the platform you will use to take your online classes. 

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America’s Online Community College™
America’s Online Community College™

Known as a "College without Walls," our online college campus extends outside Arizona from coast to coast in serving the nation's evolving educational needs.

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