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Established in 1978, Rio Salado College is dedicated to providing innovative educational opportunities to meet the needs of today’s students. Rio Salado offers affordable access to higher education through college bridge pathways, community-based learning, corporate and government partnerships, early college initiatives, online learning and university transfer.

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Our Vision

We reinvent the learning experience to change lives.

Our Mission

We transform learning through:

  • Active community engagement and organizational responsiveness
  • Customized, high-quality courses and programs
  • Data analytics and institutional accountability
  • Flexibility, affordability and innovation
  • Personalized service and a commitment to student success

Our Values

As an institution of higher learning, we value:

  • Customer Focus
  • Diversity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Relentless Improvement
  • Sustainability
  • Teamwork

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