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College Deliberately: Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College is a large, public, at least 2 but less than 4 years College located in the city of Tempe, AZ.

Rio Salado College

place 2323 W 14th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
phone Phone: (480) 517-8000
web Web: http://www.rio.maricopa.edu
No alternative names found

Accreditation

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AgencyType / Program
Campus StatusInitial Accreditation date
Maricopa Community Colleges – Rio Salado Community CollegeNursing (ADNUR) – Associate degree programs
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1966
Maricopa Community Colleges – Rio Salado Community College at Mesa Police AcademInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited1994
Maricopa Community Colleges – Rio Salado Community College at Maricopa CountyInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited1998
Maricopa Community Colleges – Rio Salado Community College at Mesa Fire AcademyInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited1998
Maricopa Community Colleges-Rio Salado Community College at School of Dental HygieneInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited1998
Maricopa Community Colleges – Rio Salado Community CollegeDental Assisting (DA)
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited2007
Maricopa Community Colleges – Rio Salado Community College at Communiversity @ SurpriseInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2010
Maricopa Community Colleges-Rio Salado Community College at Red Mountain HSInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2012
Maricopa Community Colleges-Rio Salado Community College at Queen CreekInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2013
Shadow Mountain High SchoolInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2015
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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Rankings

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As an institution of higher education placing high value on student learning, Rio Salado College creates convenient, high-quality learning opportunities for diverse populations. We specalize in customized, unique programs and partnerships, accelerated formats and distance delivery. In all that we do, we pursue continuous improvement and innovation, and we challenge the limits of tradition.

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