"Take the Next Step"
Earn your college credits and degree through Rio Salado located in beautiful Arizona, a Western state known for its sunshine and spectacular sunsets, diverse cultural experiences, and sophisticated higher education atmosphere!
Rio Salado offers two options for you to earn a U.S. college degree:
- Outside the U.S.—Study in your own country by taking courses through Rio Salado College Online wherever you have access to a computer. Rio Salado College Online is one of the nation's leading and most reputable providers of eLearning certificates and degrees.
- Inside the U.S.—Live in or near Tempe, Arizona and take courses online, in person, or a combination of both through Rio Salado College.
The Rio Salado Advantage
The Tower @ Rio, Tempe, Arizona USA
Located just minutes from Phoenix, Rio Salado College is recognized as an educational leader and innovator both in the U.S. and internationally. Unlike traditional colleges and universities, Rio Salado does not maintain a campus. Students earn their courses primarily through eLearning courses that start every two weeks, or directly at their places of employment. In addition, some in-person classes are available for international students. The college offers multiple choices through more than 300 different degree programs. You can choose from popular and in-demand career fields that include but are not limited to:
- Addictions and Substance Use Disorders
- Computer technology
- Clinical Dental Assisting
- Dental hygiene (in-person only)
- Teacher Education- Complete pathway
- Organizational management
- Career and Technical Education courses
- General Education Counseling
You can also complete General Education requirements for your degree program through Rio Salado's online courses in: Humanities, Social Sciences, Math, Physical Sciences, Foreign Languages, English, Psychology, Sociology and more.
Check out Rio Salado's Online Course Schedule.
Rio Salado Statistics at a Glance
- 2011-12 Student Headcount: 67,273
- 56,031 for college credit
- 9,795 non-credit Adult Basic Education
- 1,605 non-credit workforce training
Rio Salado College is proud to offer our students exceptionally qualified and experienced faculty who are dedicated to higher learning and education.
Full-time faculty chairs oversee teaching and learning and lead nearly 1,500 adjunct faculty members. Our instructors are actively employed in the disciplines they teach, so they can share valuable, real-world experience that can be immediately applied to their student's long-term career success.
Rio Salado is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
Rio Salado is the second largest of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges, the largest community college district of its type in the nation.
For a consultation regarding costs that includes tuition, fees, living expenses, books, insurance and other expenses, please call an international student advisor at 001-866-517-8416 or email us at email@example.com
The Office of International Education provides services to international students from diverse countries, cultures and languages. This office is committed to providing quality service that supports the college's educational goals and enhances student life opportunities for the international community. Types of services offered include:
- International Education Week/Foreign Language Week
- Admission and Registration Advising
- New International Student Orientation
- Personalized Admission Assistance
- Visa Counseling and Issuance of I-20's
- Student Housing Information
- Transfer Information
Tempe and the surrounding area offer abundant opportunities for intellectual stimulation, the arts, shopping, and outdoor recreation.
|Tempe Town Lake
|World Famous Grand Canyon
(4.5 hour drive)
|Red Rock Country Sedona, AZ
(2 hr. drive)