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  • LEARNING INNOVATING PARTNERING

  • Visionary Higher Education Leader - Forbes magazine

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    WHO WE ARE

    CULTURE

    WHO WE SERVE

    ONLINE LEARNING

    OUR STUDENTS

    OUR FACULTY

    THE SMART CHOICE

    PARTNERSHIPS & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

    EAST VALLEY VETERANS EDUCATION CENTER

    COMMUNIVERSITY

    SUSTAINABILITY

    DIVISION OF PUBLIC SERVICE

    LOCATIONS

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    www.riosalado.edu/about

    Pictured left: Rio Salado College Administrative Headquarters2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281

    Published March 2012

  • Dr. Jennifer Shantz Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

    Dr. Jim Paluzzi Dean of Public Service

    Todd Simmons Vice President of Administrative Services

    Kishia Brock Vice President of Student Affairs

    Edward Kelty Vice President of Information Services

    Pictured from left to right:

    Dr. Chris BustamanteRio Salado College President

  • Community colleges are the most accessible, flexible and affordable means of preparing todays students for the jobs of tomorrow. Knowledge will help open the doors to a successful future and career. That is why its never been more important for individuals to pursue a higher education.

    To help meet our nations current and future job needs, a national mandate is

    calling for an additional five million degree and certificate completers over

    the next 10 years. Thats where Rio Salado College comes in.

    Pictured from left to right:

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    WHO WE ARERio Salado College transforms the learning experience and takes pride in providing educational pathways for our students! Pioneer and innovator in online learning

    Dedicated to student success

    National award winner

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

  • Our VisionWe astonish our customers!

    Our MissionRio Salado College transforms the learning experience through:

    Choice, Access and Flexibility

    Customized, High-Quality Learning Design

    Personalized Service and

    Our PurposesServing our local, national, and international communities through online learning and collaborative partnerships, we provide:

    General Education and Courses for

    Programs for Workforce Development

    Adult Basic Education

    Comprehensive Student Services

    Cultural Enrichment and Community Service

    Continuing Education and Lifelong

    Our Core PracticesIn the context of our core values, and sustained by disciplined people, thought, and action, our work is focused on the following core organizational practices:

    Learning

    Innovating

    Partnering

    Our Core ValuesThrough living our values, Rio Salado College creates a climate of high expectations for the success of our current and future students, clients and employees. We are committed to demonstrating, assessing and being accountable for the following core organizational values:

    Sustainability

    Customer Focus

    Relentless Improvement

    Inclusiveness

    Professionalism

    Teamwork

    Our Service StandardsIn order to implement our vision, we are committed to the following service standards:

    Accuracy

    Consistency

    Timeliness

    University Transfer

    in Business, Industry and Government

    Learning Opportunities

    Organizational Responsiveness

    WHO WE ARE

    CULTURE

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  • As the largest online public community college in the nation, Rio Salado College is dedicated to serving our local, national, and international communities through adult basic education, collaborative partnerships, early college initiatives, and online learning.

    WHO WE SERVE

    Business & industry partnership students

    High school students

    Incarcerated students

    International students

    Lifelong learners

    Local employees

    Military service members

    Non-traditional students

    Re-entry students

    Working adults with families

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    Our students include:

  • As a leader in online learning, Rio Salado College incorporates the latest technologies to better serve our diverse student population.

    ONLINE LEARNING

  • Online Student Services

    24/7 Instructional Helpdesk

    24/7 Technical Helpdesk

    Academic Advising

    Admissions

    Bookstore

    Career Counseling

    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    Library Services

    RioLounge Online Student Union

    Tutoring

    Veterans Affairs

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    RioLearn is an innovative and reliable online course management, support

    and delivery system. It was developed specifically for Rio Salado College

    and was designed to maximize the teaching and learning experience.

    RioLearns platform and online support system seamlessly integrate for a

    completely user-friendly experience. Students, faculty and staff members

    each have separate portals for their specific purposes while benefiting from

    the many options available.

    Innovative Delivery of Postsecondary Education - Beating the Odds Report

    ONLINE LEARNING

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    61%37%

    1%1%

    GenderRio Salado College, the largest of the 10 Maricopa

    Community Colleges in terms of headcount, serves nearly

    70,000 students each year through: adult basic education,

    collaborative partnerships, early college initiatives and

    online learning.

    Rio Salado College is committed to the assessment and

    improvement of the following student learning outcomes:

    critical thinking, information literacy, reading, writing,

    and sustainability. Our students are frequently recognized

    among the nations top community college scholars

    through All-USA Academic Team competitions.

    OUR STUDENTS

    Education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates.- Bureau of Labor Statistics

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    Student Demographics

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    - Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2011

    19 and Under20-2930-3940-4950 and OverUnknown

    20%40%22%12%

    6%0.16%

    Age

    White, not of Hispanic OriginHispanicBlack, not of Hispanic OriginOther/Not SpecifiedAsian or Pacific IslanderAmerican Indian/Alaskan Native

    60%15%11%

    8%4%2%

    Ethnicity

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    Demographic/statistical data from the IRIS database & MCCCD Web trends provided by Institutional Research (Oct. 2011).

  • OUR FACULTY

    Rio Salado College is proud to offer our students exceptionally

    qualified and experienced faculty who are dedicated to higher

    learning and education. Full-time faculty chairs oversee teaching

    and learning and lead nearly 1,500 adjunct faculty members. Our

    instructors are actively employed in the disciplines they teach,

    so they can share valuable, real-world experience that can be

    immediately applied to their students long-term career success.

    Accounting

    Addictions & Substance Use Disorders

    Computer Technology

    Creative Writing*

    Dental Assisting

    Dental Hygiene

    Dental Office Management

    Early Childhood & Human Development

    eLearning Design Specialist

    General Business

    Language/Literary Culture of the USA*

    Language Studies*

    PROGRAMS at RIO SALADOLaw Enforcement Technology

    Military Leadership

    Organizational Management

    Paralegal

    Public Administration

    Quality Customer Service

    Retail Management

    Small Business Start-up

    Sustainability & Ecological Literacy*

    Sustainable Food Systems

    Teacher Education

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    *Academic CertificateFor program details such as estimated costs and graduation rates please visit www.riosalado.edu/programs.

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  • When analyzing the cost of attending a four-year university,

    Rio Salado College is a smart financial decision. Arizona

    students can save thousands of dollars, because tuition at

    community colleges can be up to 75% less than tuition rates

    at public and private universities.

    THE SMART CHOICE

  • Average Annual Tuition Comparison

    Rio Salado College AZ State Universities* AZ Private Universities

    $2,280 $9,500 $16,500

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    Figures based on two 15-credit semesters. *Source: Arizona Board of Regents.

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  • Each year, Rio Salado College prepares thousands of students for

    todays careers. We partner with local corporations, government

    agencies, community organizations and other educational

    institutions. We provide access to training and career-path

    programs, create added value to the learning model, and

    provide a gateway for degree completers.

    Corporate, Government, Community and Educational Entities

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    PARTNERSHIPS

    Each location is uniquely tailored to the community it serves.

    Students can take advantage of classes, programs, and services

    to improve their lives and empower the surrounding community.

    The locations also provide meeting hubs for community leaders

    and organizations to network, dialogue, collaborate, and to

    improve services for local residents.

    Rio Salado has many locations throughout the Valley to serve students.

    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT