HEUG Spotlight - Rio Salado College

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.

Rio Salado College's innovations significantly impact public higher education, business and governmental entities. Whether it is finding new student markets, forging community partnerships, or tapping into new technologies, the college accepts each challenge with remarkable enthusiasm and steadfastly pursues cutting-edge solutions. By fostering an entrepreneurial spirit, Rio Salado resounds within the community at large.

Rio Salado College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  The HLC is one of six regional accreditors recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to provide accreditation to degree-granting, post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes these 19 states: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

The college promotes an atmosphere where out-of-the-box thinking can flourish and innovation can unfold by incorporating proven business strategies to benefit higher education and a legacy of building partnerships.   

Rio Salado is committed to innovation and relentless improvement, Rio Salado continually seeks to learn from the success of others.

Interested in nominating your institution for a spotlight? Please send us a little blurb about your University, some of your favorite places on campus and a picture to Brittany Moon (bmoon@heug.org). We look forward to learning more about your campus!

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