Why I Chose Rio…
Currently pursuing an Associate in Science degree
Originally, I chose Rio Salado College because it offered flexible start dates. The calendar was crucial for me. I knew Rio would allow me to speed up or slow down my classes to fit my current life.
Currently pursuing an Associate Degree in Public Administration
Due to the pandemic, no shifts were available for work. I realized I needed to get a degree to have job security. I chose to enroll at Rio Salado College because it offered the flexibility of online classes.
Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies, 2021
I chose Rio Salado College because I wanted to have the benefit of completing courses on my own time. As I was employed, attending traditional college courses in-person didn’t always work out for me.
Associate in Arts Degree, 2020
Initially, I decided to take dual enrollment credits through Rio Salado in hopes that my university of choice would take my credits. In 2020, I earned my high school diploma and associate degree at the same time.
Associate in Business, 2022
I chose Rio Salado because of the flexibility in available dates for classes. When I looked at other schools’ class schedules, they were very limited. I appreciated being able to do my classes around my schedule and still be home to take care of my daughter.
Associate Degree in Accounting, 2022
I was offered a full-time accounting job but the company said they could not pay me more because I did not have a degree. I enrolled at Rio Salado that same day. I chose Rio because it fit in with my work schedule. Having a degree will lead to better job opportunities.
Special Education Certificate, 2021
I chose to attend Rio Salado College because it offered a post baccalaureate teacher certification program that was reasonably priced and gave me the freedom to live my life.
Pre-Requisite Nursing Courses, 2022
I chose Rio Salado for flexibility and affordability. The online format allowed me to keep working and do my classwork before or after my work shifts. The courses were well-designed, and the online platform is reliable and user-friendly.
Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene, 2010
Initially I needed to take a few classes to meet some pre-reqs. Rio’s online classes allowed me to work full time and take classes at night. Eventually, Rio Salado chose me.
Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, 2022
“I chose Rio Salado College because I am a single mother who works full-time and wanted to pursue my education in early childhood. The best thing about Rio is the services they provide to help students maintain a steady college experience online.”
Associate degrees in Arts, Science, and General Studies, 2022
I took dual enrollment classes through Rio Salado College to earn college credits in high school. I’m the first male to graduate from college in our entire family. That is what I am most proud of.
Associate in Arts, 2022
Rio Salado has instructors and staff who will always go the extra mile to assist your academic journey. Having my college degree has given me more self-confidence to be a role model to my family.
Certificate in Retail Management, 2021
Being already employed, I was looking for tools to take my career to the next level. I chose Rio because it allowed me to fit full-time school into my schedule. The flexibility to learn when it was convenient for me was a game-changer.
Associate degree in Computer Technology, 2022
It almost seems like Rio chose me. I had great academic advisors who created a plan for me from start to finish. This entire experience has helped me build the confidence I need to succeed.
Associate degree in Business, 2021
All of Rio Salado's values are the reason I am who I am today and why I want to complete my bachelor’s degree in human resources management. Attending Rio helped support my career, my family, and my future.
Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, 2022
Rio has benefited me by offering online classes to complete at my own pace. Take that step of faith in Rio and know that no matter what program you pursue, you have full support both in-person and online to help you be successful.
Associate of Arts, 2020
I learned a lot through my courses at Rio, and by having my degree, I was able to transfer my degree to a university and enroll in my bachelor's program. I plan to use that degree to pursue a career as a communication specialist.
Associate degree in Applied Science, 2022
I always wanted to go back to college ever since I had to cut my education short when I moved to the U.S. Being a working dad of two children, Rio made it easy with their flexible start times and online options for almost all their classes.
Teacher in Residence program completer, 2018
Rio was highly recommended by my (school) district. Because I was teaching full-time, the flexibility of learning from home for my post-bacc work was very helpful. Every instructor I had was either still teaching or had been a teacher.”
Associate in Cybersecurity, 2021
I chose Rio because as an adult learner and a working professional, I needed a college that could offer me the option of online classes for the entire program. Rio Salado provided me with the opportunity to earn my associate degree fully online, and I loved it.
Associate degree in Organizational Management, 2015
Being a working adult with a family and other responsibilities can make finding time to get an education challenging. Rio Salado’s online structure allowed me to fit my studies and assignments into my own schedule.