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Rio Salado College

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About Rio Salado College

As a recognized national leader in online learning, Rio Salado College has a proven track record for making higher education accessible, flexible, affordable and innovative.

Founded in 1978, Rio Salado serves as one of ten Maricopa Community Colleges and one of the largest online public community colleges in the nation-- serving nearly 59,000 students annually with more than 30,000 online.

Choose from 600+ online classes, 100+ degree and certificate programs,16 or 8-week accelerated class options and flexible Monday start dates throughout the year so you can complete your coursework on your time and not semester time-- for a fraction of what you would pay to attend many other colleges and universities.

Quality Instruction - Faculty are experts in their fields, have extensive oversight of curriculum development and instruction and are deeply committed to academic excellence and student success. Online does not mean an automated experience. Rio Salado is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Support and Tools to Help You Succeed - Staff are available for one-on-one academic advisement , career and personal counseling. Students have access to remote technology and instructional support services and a virtual library that provides 24/7 access to a librarian who can help you start your research, find resources and more. The college also provides specialized services for military and veteran students, and testing services.

Transfer Options - Rio Salado has articulation agreements with more than 40 university partners across the country that accept student transfer credits toward specific programs, in some cases up to 90-credit hours, which means additional cost savings.

Rio Salado is committed to making education affordable and accessible to anyone who has a passion for learning. Let us help you take the next step. Visit or call 800-729-1197.

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