Rio Salado College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Tempe, AZ

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How much is the Rio Salado tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Rio Salado's tuition & fees is $2,358 for Arizona residents and $8,958 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $17,169 for Arizona residents and $23,769 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Rio Salado Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Arizona Residents Tuition & Fees$2,358
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,958
Books & Supplies Costs$1,464
Off-campus Room & Board$9,664
Off-campus Expenses$3,683
2023-2024 Estimates
Arizona Residents Tuition & Fees$2,686
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$10,217

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Rio Salado' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Arizona, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $14,498.
Rio Salado College$2,358$8,958
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Arizona 2-4 Years Colleges$18,472
Public Schools$5,723$14,498
Private Schools$19,834

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Rio Salado and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Rio Salado CollegeTempe, AZ$2,358$8,958
Eastern Arizona CollegeThatcher, AZ$2,352$9,552
Mohave Community CollegeKingman, AZ$2,136$7,248

Financial Aid and COA

At Rio Salado College, 14,172 students (90%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $849.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Rio Salado is $22,920 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 89 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $2,327 and the average amount of student loans is $3,474.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Arizona ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$17,169$23,769
Tuition & Fees$2,358$8,958
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,811$14,811
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,320$22,920
Average Financial Aid$849$849
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship14,17290%$849
Pell Grants1,2048%$3,317
Federal Student Loan7125%$3,970
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid8996%-
Grants or Scholarships8996%$2,327
Federal Grants8996%$2,192
Pell Grants3032%$4,878
Other Federal Grants8895%$554
State/Local Grants55%$800
Institutional Grants55%$1,602
Student Loan Aid1213%$3,474
Federal Student Loans1213%$3,474
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2926$4,567
110,001 or more11$7,227

Student Population

Rio Salado College has a total of 17,078 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 6,363 male students and 9,319 female students attending Rio Salado. The school offers online degree programs and 6,355 students enrolled online exclusively (37.21% of all students).
Undergraduate15,682 6,3639,319

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2323 W 14th St, Tempe, AZ
Degree & Programs
Program Offered171 Programs
Online Program Offered100 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population17,078
Graduation Rate10%
Transfer-out Rate21%
Retention Rate60% (Full-time), 43% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate28 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties44 (Full-time), 691 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs541 (Full-time), 866 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$64,170
Average Staff Salary$66,063