Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Rio Salado College are mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 46% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Rio Salado College students
Race Percent of Students
White 54%
Black 12%
Hispanic 20%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 7%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 66% more female students than male students enrolled at Rio Salado College with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Rio Salado College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Rio Salado College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Rio Salado College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,876
Women 11,428

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Rio Salado College serves a very low number of students outside of Arizona, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Rio Salado College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,743 per year

78% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
18,304
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 42.7%
Part time Undergrads 82.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=105668 IPEDS survey data for Rio Salado College.