Rio Salado College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,064

2.38% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$6,995

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

20.4%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

18,636

12.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

4.65%

8 Graduates

About

Rio Salado College is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rio Salado College were .

In 2016, 5,302 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rio Salado College. 45.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,603 degrees), 1.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1495 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rio Salado College is $2,064, which is $-5,256 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rio Salado College is $2,064, which is $-5,256 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,995.

In 2016, 21% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 12% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,064

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Rio Salado College was $2,064. The cost of tuition at Rio Salado College is $-5,256 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$6,995

2016 Value

0.157%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Rio Salado College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,995. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Rio Salado College grew by 0.157%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,024

Room and Board

$1,280

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rio Salado College was of $5,024 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,280. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

21%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

12%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

21% of undergraduate students at Rio Salado College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 16% with respect to 2015, when 25% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

20.4%

2015 Default Rate

837

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Rio Salado College was 20.4%, which represents 837 out of the 4098 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Rio Salado College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 18,636 students enrolled at Rio Salado College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rio Salado College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rio Salado College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Rio Salado College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rio Salado College has a total enrollment of 18,636 students. The full-time enrollment at Rio Salado College is 2,391 students and the part-time enrollment is 16,245. This means that 12.8% of students enrolled at Rio Salado College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rio Salado College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.1% White, 19.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.75% Black or African American, 3.46% Asian, 2.05% Two or More Races, 1.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rio Salado College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28.6%), followed by White Male (18%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

12.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rio Salado College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,636 students. The full-time enrollment at Rio Salado College is 2,391 and the part-time enrollment is 16,245. This means that 12.8% of students enrolled at Rio Salado College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

33%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Rio Salado College was 33%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Rio Salado College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,159

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3,694

  3. Black or African American

    1,257

The enrolled student population at Rio Salado College is 49.1% White, 19.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.75% Black or African American, 3.46% Asian, 2.05% Two or More Races, 1.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3,051 students (16.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 514 fewer women than men received degrees from Rio Salado College. The majority of degree recipients at Rio Salado College are white (2,603 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1495 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rio Salado College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rio Salado College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (2,051 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (154 degrees), and Construction (285 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rio Salado College are Accountants & auditors (1,081,522 people), Miscellaneous managers (807,511 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (507,649 people), Financial managers (428,811 people), and Chief executives & legislators (331,040 people).

The most specialized majors at Rio Salado College are Protective Services (2,051 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (154 degrees), Construction (285 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (355 degrees), and Business (1,260 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rio Salado College are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, General & operations managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Rio Salado College are Protective Services (2,051 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (154 degrees), Construction (285 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (355 degrees), and Business (1,260 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rio Salado College are Computer Systems Design (855,084 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (593,005 people), Banking & related activities (528,357 people), Elementary & secondary schools (483,298 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (462,737 people).

The most specialized majors at Rio Salado College are Protective Services (2,051 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (154 degrees), Construction (285 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (355 degrees), and Business (1,260 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rio Salado College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rio Salado College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,908

  2. 2,394

In 2016, 2,908 degrees were awarded to men at Rio Salado College, which is 1.21 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,394).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 994 degrees were awarded to men at Rio Salado College in Corrections, which is 3.31 times more than the 300 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 573 degrees were awarded to women at Rio Salado College in Customer Service Support Operation, which is 1.76 times more than the 325 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

3%

100% Completion Time

4%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 3% of students graduating from Rio Salado College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 4% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 5% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rio Salado College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 37.5% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,603 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,495 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    471 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rio Salado College is white (2,603 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1495 degrees).

8.88% of degree recipients (471 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,378 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,225 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    926 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rio Salado College is white male (1,378 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,225 degrees).

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Operations

Rio Salado College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.16k (N/A%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Rio Salado College had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $47.2M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

Rio Salado College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Rio Salado College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rio Salado College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 157 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 105 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 94 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Rio Salado College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Rio Salado College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Rio Salado College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$47.2M

Salary Expenditure

$N/A

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Rio Salado College had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $47.2M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Rio Salado College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$47.2M

2015 Salaries

0.178%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Rio Salado College paid a median of $47.2M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 0.178% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.71% decline from 2013 and a 3.48% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.24M

Instructional Salaries

30

Number of Employees

In 2015, Rio Salado College paid a total of $2.24M to 30 employees working as instructors, which represents 4.73% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

157 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rio Salado College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rio Salado College were Office and Administrative Support with 157 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 105 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 94 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rio Salado College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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