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Why Rio?

Reasons to Choose Rio

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We're committed to providing students with an affordable, accessible education no matter where they are. Rio Salado proudly offers online classes to students in all 50 states and across the globe. 

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Rio is here to support you!

At Rio Salado, we offer a wide array of student success services to help you achieve your academic ambitions. Here are just some of the tools and resources available to you as a student at Rio.

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RioLearn Student Portal

RioLearn is how you will access your course material, turn in assignments, and communicate with your instructors.

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Highly Satisfied Alumni

Camille Zaleski

Camille Zaleski

Online Student, Accounting and Business Degrees, CCLs Accounting, Business & Computer Usage and Applications

“The instructors were all helpful with feedback designed to push me to be better.”

Greg Wright

Sgt. Gregory Wright

Associate degree in law enforcement training, 2021

“I would recommend anyone who ever thought that graduating from college was an impossible or unattainable dream, to give the staff at Rio Salado College a call."

Lennon Audrain

Lennon Audrain

Transfer Student, Dual Enrollment

"Rio Salado College helped prepare me for my career by giving me a glimpse of high-quality online learning while I was still in high school"

Erica Joshevama

Erica Joshevama

Online Student, Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Degree

“You can take your classes anywhere, anytime. I was comfortable with learning from home.”


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Experienced & Accredited

With more than 40 years of experience in providing remote learning, Rio Salado has been offering online classes long before it became a widespread practice. Rio Salado is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and has transfer partnerships in place with schools across the country, making it a smooth process to transfer your credits.

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