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Rio Salado College Demographics & Diversity

Tempe, Arizona

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

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 people of color (BIPOC). 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%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 48% more female students than male students enrolled at Rio Salado College with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Rio Salado College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Rio Salado College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Rio Salado College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,879
Women 10,199

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Rio Salado College serves a very low number of students outside of Arizona, with 85 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Rio Salado College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 85%
Out of State 12%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,743 per year

32% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

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.