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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 05/30/2015

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Maricopa Community Colleges-Rio Salado Community College

2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281-6950
(480) 517-8000 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Chris Bustamante, President
HLC Institution ID: 1340
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Candidacy Date(s): 07/24/1978 - 10/26/1981
Accreditation Date(s): 10/27/1981

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2011 - 2012

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2021 - 2022

Last Date of Information Change: 05/11/2015

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 05/05/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 2,595   17,620
Graduate: 0   0
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   6,611  

Degree Programs (last updated: 05/05/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 35   662
Bachelors Degrees 0   0
Masters Degrees 0   0
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 05/05/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 92   4,621

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 01/12/2015)

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Boulder Creek High School - Anthem, AZ; ASPC Lewis - Buckeye, AZ; Dysart High School - El Mirage, AZ; Rio West Valley (Luke AFB) - Glendale, AZ; Deer Valley High School - Glendale, AZ; Mountain Ridge High School - Glendale, AZ; ASPC-Perryville - Goodyear, AZ; AZ Law Enforcement Academy (formerly, Phoenix Police Academy) - Phoenix, AZ; RSC Northern - Phoenix, AZ; RSC Downtown - Phoenix, AZ; RSC Thomas - Phoenix, AZ; Brophy College Preparatory - Phoenix, AZ; Desert Vista High School - Phoenix, AZ; Mountain Pointe High School - Phoenix, AZ; Xavier College Prep - Phoenix, AZ; Sandra Day O'Connor High School - Phoenix, AZ; Maricopa County Sheriff's Office - Phoenix, AZ; Communiversity at Queen Creek - Queen Creek, AZ; Horizon High School - Scottsdale, AZ; Communiversity @ Surprise - Surprise, AZ; RSC Southern - Tempe, AZ; Marcos de Niza High School - Tempe, AZ; McClintock High School - Tempe, AZ; Corona Del Sol - Tempe, AZ;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.