Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

Student services are currently being offered remotely. Summer hours effective May 26 - Aug. 6, check here for service hours. Summer 2020 courses will continue as scheduled. See latest Covid-19 updates at: www.maricopa.edu/coronavirus.

Start at Rio

Why Choose Rio?
Why Choose Rio?

Rio Salado College is a leader in online learning that has provided quality educational options for more than 40 years. We offer seamless university credit transfer options to many universities and colleges nationwide. You can also take a few classes or earn a certificate or degree.  

We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and dedicated to maintaining a tradition of excellence by supporting our students through affordable tuition and flexible online classes that start most Mondays throughout the year. In addition, we offer degree programs and personalized services that allow you to fit education into your life.

Your Student Experience

Student Services and Resources

RioLearn

The convenient online platform you use to take classes at Rio Salado College

Online Education

Online Flexibility

Classes start most Mondays of the year so you can fit college into your life

Transfer

Easy Credit Transfer

Earn credits that seamlessly transfer to Arizona's three public universities and more

Programs by Field of Interest

Programs by Field of Interest

No guesswork! Classes mapped out by your chosen program

National Division

Rio Salado's National Division serves the needs of out-of-state students, furthering our mission to provide students across the nation with an affordable and accessible education as America's Online Community College ™.

National Division
Sample RioLearn and Experience Online Learning

RioLearn is the college's online learning portal where you take online classes. Try the free, interactive RioLearn demo now.

Try Us Out

What type of student are you?

Your enrollment steps are determined by student type.

Your enrollment steps are determined by student type.

Your enrollment steps are determined by student type.

Your enrollment steps are determined by student type.

Your enrollment steps are determined by student type.

Your enrollment steps are determined by student type.

Annual Tuition Cost Comparison

Starting college at Rio Salado provides you with more value for your educational dollars. We’ve done the math to demonstrate how our tuition compares with other Arizona public and private universities.

Tuition and Fees

$2,040 - Rio Salado College

$8,222 - Public Universities in Arizona

$22,539 - Private Universities in Arizona

The above figures are based on the CollegeCalc Survey: Arizona Colleges, Cost and Affordability for the 2018-2019 academic year.

HLC

Rio Salado is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rio Salado is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Specific programs have additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

Learn more

Yes No