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Why I Chose Rio…

Lennon Audrain

Lennon Audrain

Dual enrollment student and associate degree completer, 2017

“Rio’s portfolio of online courses made it possible for me to earn my associate degree five months before I graduated from high school.”

Nico Bojorquez

Nico Bojorquez

Associate degree in applied science, 2020

“The choice was easy for me in attending Rio Salado. I have a family of five and preferred to do school on my own time. Rio and I were a match made in heaven.”

Becky Capps

Becky Capps

Associate degree in family life education, 2014

“From the first Rio class I took, I was hooked on online learning. I loved learning from home where I could work on my own schedule.”

Leann Crandall

Leann Crandall

Associate degree in addictions and substance use disorders, 2012

“I chose Rio Salado for the convenience of an online format. Rio allowed me to further my education while giving me the skills critical to navigating the world of substance abuse.”

Sgt. Benjamin Fisk

Sgt. Benjamin Fisk

Associate degrees in liberal arts and applied science, 2018

“I chose Rio Salado because it offered me the ability to complete my associate degrees without interfering with my home or work schedule.”

Gabe Hagen

Gabe Hagen

Associate degree in paralegal, 2015

“Rio offers an outstanding education that is both affordable and accessible. Rio was the first school that felt like it removed all the barriers to receiving an education.”

Erica Joshevama

Erica Joshevama

Associate degree in chemical dependency and addictions counseling, 2013

“Rio is a stepping-stone that can help the impossible be possible. You can take your classes anywhere, anytime.”

Elena Kalina

Elena Kalina

Dual enrollment student and associate degree completer, 2017

“Rio Salado is the perfect path to finding what you want to do in life. Rio is a safe place to stay while you figure out how to achieve your dreams.”

Dallin Kimble

Dallin Kimble

Certificate in utility customer service, 2011

“A degree or certificate from Rio can be a step toward a better job, more education, personal enrichment, or all of the above.”

Janet Lamar

Janet Lamar

Certificate in eLearning design, 2011

“Rio Salado’s eLearning design program really appealed to me, and, as an out-of-state student, so did the cost.”

Ayla Lopez

Ayla Lopez

High School Equivalency test prep and Adult ACE program completer, 2019

“Not only did I have extremely supportive instructors, but Rio also provided me with the tools to succeed. At Rio, everyone believed in me which made me believe in myself.”

Helen Ly

Helen Ly

Certificate in early childhood education, 2019

“I chose Rio because of the Post-Bacc program and affordable tuition. Learning at home was flexible. I could learn on my own pace and work while taking online courses.”

Angelique Michel

Angelique Michel

Certificate in addictions and substance use disorders, 2014

“I chose Rio Salado for the convenience and flexibility of online learning. Having to rush to school, look for parking, get to class - that was all too much and didn’t work with my schedule.” 

Wendy Mora

Wendy Mora

GED Test Preparation program completer, 2015

“My experience at Rio Salado was extremely helpful, flexible, and also enjoyable. I was able to work during the day and attend GED test prep classes in the evenings.”

Hugo Organista

Hugo Organista

Associate in business degree, 2022

“Rio Salado College makes it amazingly easy to get started. They have classes starting every week, and you can always find availability for the classes that you need.”

Dr. Renee Rosati

Dr. Renee Rosati

Dual enrollment student, 2010

“Rio’s dual enrollment program enabled me to get a head start. Shaving a year off college allowed me to focus on my core course load in university.”

Krista Rowley

Krista Rowley

Associate degree, 2014

“I chose Rio because of the flexible start dates, the ability to move at my own pace in order to complete courses as quickly as possible, and because it was all online.”

Patrick Valenzuela

Patrick Valenzuela

Associate degree in law enforcement technology, 2014

“Rio’s partnership program gave me college credits for courses we were learning during police academy training. This helped put me on the fast track to my associate degree.”

Stacia Wenckus

Stacia Wenckus

Associate in arts degree, 2008

“I originally chose Rio Salado for the online ability to complete classes. I was able to complete a lot of the schoolwork in the evenings and I didn’t have to worry about driving to school.”

Sgt. Gregory 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."

Camille Zaleski

Camille Zaleski

Associate degrees in accounting and business, 2020

“Rio’s online classes allowed me the flexibility to study when I had time. The instructors were all helpful with feedback designed to push me to be better.”