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  • Affordable Tuition
  • Classes Start Mondays
  • Convenient online classes


We remove the barriers to education!


Cost per credit hour for Maricopa County residents. Other rates may apply to you.


Enjoy the flexibility of taking classes on your schedule anytime and anywhere.


Our credits transfer to ASU, UA, NAU and many other universities.

See how Rio Salado College can help you.

Whether you’re just getting started, looking to transfer to a four-year university or learning new skills, our advisors can help you plan toward your goals.

Meet some of our advisors

John L.

Educational Background:
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from Grand Canyon University, a Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification license from Ottawa University, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Areas of Expertise:
My areas of expertise are academic advising, transcript evaluation and explaining the maximum time frame process.

What I like best about being an advisor:
The best part about advising is the knowledge that I am helping others on their journey to obtaining their educational goals.

Fun Fact:
I started my own educational journey at Glendale Community College and have been with Rio for 20 years!

Loren B.

Educational Background:
I have multiple certificates and associate degrees from the Maricopa Community Colleges, a bachelor’s degree in Technology Management from Northern Arizona University and am currently pursuing an International MBA in Project Management from Southern New Hampshire University.

Areas of Expertise:
My areas of expertise includes managing, scheduling, internet-based education, and providing resources to help others succeed. I've taken the classes and have walked the same steps of those before me!

What I like best about being an advisor:
Being an advisor is rewarding. I enjoy helping students maximize their credits and get the most out of our degree programs. Informing students that they can apply for graduation is always the best part of being an advisor.

Fun Fact:
I am a nerd and gamer at heart when I am not “adulting” or parenting.

Roxie H.

Educational Background
I have an associate degree from Rio Salado and Phoenix College. I have also taught at Estrella Mountain Community College.

Areas of Expertise:
My areas of expertise include general advisement, incarcerated students, scholarships, and recruitment events. At present, I am working with first-generation college students who are obtaining their high school equivalency.

What I like best about being an advisor:
I love to give students good news! There is always something to be positive about!

Fun Fact:
When I was a lot younger, I was obsessed with radio contests. I've won my share of concert tickets, resort stays, football games and gift certificates. Winning is fun!

Popular areas of study

You can choose from more than 600 online classes in a variety of academic subject areas.

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What Students Are Saying About Us

“I was a hard-working adult with children and years of work experience, but no college degree. I decided to go back to school and get training in something I could do for a career. Earning my associate degree in accounting at Rio Salado was a great accomplishment. It’s exciting to know that within a few years, I could be doubling my family’s income."

Lindsay T. / AAS in Accounting

“I took some classes through Rio Salado College for my job. I enjoyed it so much, and received many resources and encouragement from Rio staff that I decided to continue my education. Rio Salado made it possible for me to juggle all the challenges in my life and obtain an associate degree in Public Administration. I am looking forward to the new opportunities this has opened up to me in my career.”

Michal R. / AAS in Administration

“I am so excited to have finished my Organizational Management degree. I was able to accomplish this while raising children and working 40-60 hours per week thanks to Rio Salado’s online courses. I chose Organizational Management because it gave me a very broad scope of management, leadership and the business industry.”

Cynthia S. / AAS in Management

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