Rio Salado College

Tempe, AZ 85281

Rio Salado College is one of the 20 public 2-year colleges in Arizona. Its campus is medium in size and located in Tempe. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 14% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Rio Salado College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $2,064, and fees were $30. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,848 and $30 respectively.

Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio30:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate34%

Nursing Programs Offered

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1981 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
06/01/1966 - 06/30/2010

Admission

100%

Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$86/credit
In State Students$86/credit
Out of State Students$327/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,870 $3,870 $14,715
ADN 70 $6,020 $6,020 $22,890
BSN 125 $10,750 $10,750 $40,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 86% of Rio Salado College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 78% $3,695
Other Federal Grant 5% $800
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 12% $902
Federal Student Loans 56% $2,940
Private Loans -- --

$6,850

Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,659
$30,001 to $48,000$7,396
$48,001 to $75,000$7,760
$75,001 to $110,000$10,629
Over $110,000$10,784

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Student Population

17,635

Undergrads

0

Graduates

11,091

Women

6,544

Men

13%

Full-time

87%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
51%
Hispanic
22%
Race/ethnicity unknown
11%
Black/African American
7%
Asian
4%
Two or more races
3%
Non-resident alien
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.

Rio Salado College
2323 W 14th St
Tempe, AZ 85281
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