Choose from 65+ Programs and

At Rio Salado College, we can help you get a fresh start. Whether you’re looking to transition into a new career or you’re interested in deepening your skill set, we have more than 65 degree programs and over 600 online classes that can help get you on the fast track toward new opportunities and adventures. Whether you’re looking to take a class or two or you’re interested in completing a 2-year degree or certificate of completion program, Rio Salado has the courses you need to get you ready for your next big move.

A nonprofit online community college, Rio Salado College has more than 40 years of experience in providing distance learning to students. We offer personalized student support services and resources to help you succeed in your academic goals. Turn your living room into a classroom with the click of a button.

Our Team is Here to Help You Every Step of the Way

As a student at Rio Salado, you’ll be supported every step of the way with academic advising, a wide range of student resources, and a user-friendly online classroom.

Contact us at (844) 746-1977

2323 West 14th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
480-517-8000 or 800-729-1197

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.

The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit

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Accessibility, Affordability, Flexibility

At America's Online Community College™, tuition for our national students is only $250 per credit hour. Tuition at Rio Salado is capped at 11 credits per semester. Any credits you take per semester past 11 come at no additional tuition cost! For students looking to take on a full-time class schedule, this cap can be very beneficial.

Online classes can be taken on your schedule. Day or night, you can log in whenever you’re ready. We also offer accelerated learning options that give you the opportunity to complete courses in 8-weeks instead of 14-16 weeks.

Transfer Credits to Universities

Rio Salado's classes and 2-year degree programs are designed for maximum transferability. Save time and money and get a jump-start on your bachelor’s degree by taking classes at Rio!

Your credits may be easily transferable. Check with your college or university for its specific transfer policies. Learn more about Rio’s transfer credits at our 
transfer center.

Don’t Wait, Get Ahead: Secure Your Future Online at Rio Salado College

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Don’t Wait, Get Ahead: Secure your Future Online at Rio Salado College

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Find out why so many online students have taken classes at America’s Online Community College™.

A Proven Leader in Online Education

Rio Salado College has been serving the higher education needs of our community since 1978. We are recognized for our excellence in online learning, award-winning faculty and educational innovation. But you don’t have to take it from us. According to a recent alumni survey:


Indicated Rio met or exceeded their expectations

Were able to achieve their goals from attending Rio

Are earning higher income because of attending Rio

Indicated Rio provided the skills needed for their job

Source: Survey responses from 554 Rio Salado College graduates from 2014-2019.

A Proven Leader in Online Education

Classes Start Most Mondays

40+ start dates to choose from each year

Save Time & Money

$250 per credit hour tuition rate and accelerated learning options to help you get ahead

Renowned & Respected

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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Leaders in Higher Ed

Serving more than a quarter million online students in the past 2 decades

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600+ Online Classes on Your Own Schedule

Choose from 65+ Programs and 600+ Online Classes on Your Own Schedule


600+ Online Classes on Your Own Schedule