2021 Student Population

A total of 17,362 students have enrolled at Rio Salado College (all undergraduate).
By gender, 6,579 male and 10,783 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 2,634 full-time students and 14,728 part-time students.
The number of students at Rio Salado College is very large compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in Arizona. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Cochise County Community College District and GateWay Community College, its population is very large (average population is 3,566).
Rio Salado College offers online degree/certificate programs and 8,677 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 6,579 male and 10,783 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.61 to 1 and the ratio is lower (relatively less men students at the school) (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

Population by Gender/Attending Status at

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 9,225 White students (53.13%) and 4,518 Hispanic students (26.02%) at Rio Salado College(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Rio Salado College.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

Population by Race/Ethnicity at Rio Salado College
American Indian or Alaska Native25880178
Black or African American1,029360669
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander351322
Two or More Races888327561
Race/Ethnicity Unknown651284367
Total 17,3626,57910,783

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 11,442 students whose age under twenty five and 3,977 students whose age is over thirty years old at Rio Salado College.
Especially, 7,553 students are younger than eighteen and 65 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Rio Salado College.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

Population by Student Age at Rio Salado College
Total17,362 6,57910,783
Under 187,553 3,0084,545
18-19978 420558
20-211,213 435778
22-241,698 5981,100
25-291,938 6961,242
30-341,284 494790
35-39937 353584
40-491,121 370751
50-64570 178392
65 and over65 2441
unknown5 32
Total 17,362 6,57910,783

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Rio Salado College, 9,188 students (52.92% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 8,677 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 7,718 students live in Arizona where Rio Salado College is located in and 472 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
Number of Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes8,677
Enrolled Some in Online Classes511
Not Enrolled in Online Classes8,174
Online Student Population by Student Location
Number of Students
Total (Enrolled Excl.)8,677
Arizona Residents7,718
Other State in U.S.472
Outside of U.S.8

Online Enrollment Chart