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  • 1FACTBOOKFACTBOOKFACTBOOK

    2010-2011 REPORT

  • 2INSTITUTIONALRESEARCHDEPARTMENT

    2010 - 2011FACTBOOK

    JULY 2012

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  • 4Rio Salado College Culture ................................................................................6Who We Are & What We Do ..............................................................................7Partnership Locations & Rio Salado Locations ................................... 12Awards/Recognition & Accomplishments ......................................... 14Administration & Faculty Summary ........................................................ 15Fact Book Information Key ........................................................................... 16Where are Rio Salado Students ................................................................. 18Residency Status Summary ......................................................................... 195-Year Trend: Fiscal YearResidency Status ...................................... 20Student County of Residence Outside Maricopa ........................... 21Students Within Maricopa County .......................................................... 22Distance Student County of Residence ............................................... 23Distance Students by State .......................................................................... 24Enrollment Trends ................................................................................................ 26Enrollment Trends Summary ...................................................................... 275-Year Trend: Fiscal YearFTSE ................................................................... 285-Year Trend: Fiscal YearHeadcount ................................................... 29Student Demographic Trends ...................................................................... 30Student Demographic Trends Summary ............................................... 315-Year Trend: Fiscal YearGender ........................................................... 325-Year Trend: Fiscal YearGender by Modality ............................... 335-Year Trend: Fiscal YearAge Groups ................................................. 365-Year Trend: Fiscal YearAge Groups by Modality ..................... 375-Year Trend: Fiscal YearEthnicity ......................................................... 40

    5-Year Trend: Fiscal YearEthnicity by Modality ............................ 41Student Status Trends ...................................................................................... 44Student Status Trends Summary .............................................................. 455-Year Trend: Fiscal YearAdmission Status ..................................... 475-Year Trend: Fiscal YearHigh School Status ................................... 485-Year Trend: Fiscal YearCurrent Intent .............................................. 49ABE/GED Student Information ................................................................... 50ABE/GED Student Summary ....................................................................... 515-Year Trend: Fiscal YearABE/GED Headcount ............................. 52Student Assessments & Testing ................................................................. 544-Year Trend: Fiscal Year - Student Assessments Summary ...... 554-Year Trend: Fiscal Year - Student Assessments................................ 56Research Readiness Self-Assessment Report (RRSA) ...................... 573-Year Trend: Spring Terms ETS Proficiency Profile ...................... 59Student Learning Outcomes FY11 .......................................................... 60Student Retention & Successful Completion ................................... 62Student Retention & Successful Completer Summary ............... 635-Year Trend: Retention by Discipline .................................................... 645-Year Trend: Successful Completers ...................................................... 65University Transfer .............................................................................................. 66University Transfer Summary ...................................................................... 67Transfer Hours: Fall 2009New Student Transfer .......................... 68Transfer Class Level: Fall 2009New Student Transfer ............... 69Top 10 Declared Majors .................................................................................. 70

    FACTBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS

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  • 6Rio Salado College transforms the learning experience through:

    Choice, Access, and Flexibility Customized, High Quality Learning Design Personalized Service and Organizational

    Responsiveness

    Mission

    Serving our local, national, and international communities through online learning and collaborative partnerships, we provide:

    General Education and Courses for University Transfer

    Programs for Workforce Development in Business, Industry and Government

    Adult Basic Education Comprehensive Student Services Cultural Enrichment and Community Service Continuing Education and Lifetime Learning

    Opportunities

    PurposesWe astonish our customers!

    Vision

    In the context of our core values, and sustained by disciplined people, thought, and action, our work is focused on the following core organizational practices:

    Learning Innovating Partnering

    Core Practices

    rough living our values, Rio Salado College creates a climate of high expectations for the success of our current and future students, clients and employees. We are unalterably committed to demonstrating, assessing and being accountable for the following core organizational values:

    Sustainability Customer Focus Relentless Improvement

    In order to implement our vision, we are committed to the following service standards: Accuracy Consistency Timeliness

    Core Values

    Service Standards

    Inclusiveness Professionalism Teamwork

  • 7Rio Salado College, headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, is one of 10 colleges of the Maricopa County Community College District and the largest online public community college in the nation.

    Established in 1978, the college provides innovative approaches to educational choice, access and fl exibility. Most Rio Salado students take classes online leading to certifi cate and degrees in a variety of subject areas. Rio Salado also partners with local high schools to off er dual enrollment classes, forges partnerships with corporate and government entities to advance workforce development, and creates educational partnerships to off er a variety of programs and resources to the community.

    2010-11 Student Headcount: 68,656 57,746credit 9,697non-credit 1,213customizednon-creditworkforcetrainingstudents

    The college successfully meets the needs of working adults and other specialized populations who often fi nd it diffi cult to pursue higher education through traditional means. Rio Salado College is up to the challenge of preparing todays students for the jobs of tomorrow. Aff ordable tuition combined with hundreds of online classes allow students to take classes at their convenience and realize their educational goals.

    Rio is also known for providing high quality education through productive and cost-effi cient practices. Nationally, Rios cost to educate students is 48 percent less than its peer institutions.

    Who We AreThe college takes pride in its national reputation as a leader in higher education. During the 2010-11 academic year, the college was awarded a variety of special recognitions. A few are highlighted below:

    NotedasoneofeightHighlyProductiveHigher-EducationInstitutionsinWinningby Degrees, a report which profi les cost-eff ective best practices by McKinsey & Company.

    NamedaMilitaryFriendlySchoolbyG.I.JobsMagazine. RiosDualEnrollmentprogramstandsoutastheonlyoneinArizonatoreceive

    reaccreditation with the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. RiosPeer-to-PeerPlagiarismDetectionSystemreceived

    a WCET Outstanding Work Award. ThePhoenixBusinessJournalnamedthecollegetheValleys2011Healthiest

    Employer in the mid-sized company category. PhiThetaKappastudentBrendanPiercewasawardedtheCoca-ColaGoldScholar

    Award and recognized as one the nations top 50 community college students. AlphaThetaOmicronChapterofPhiThetaKappareceivedFive-StarStatus,

    Distinguished Chapter Member and Pinnacle Awards. KJZZ91.5FMreceivedtheRadioTelevisionDigitalNewAssociationEdwardR.

    Murrow award for continuing coverage of Arizonas immigrations issues. PhoenixMagazineandtheNewTimesrecognizedKJZZ91.5FMasBestoftheValley. SunSoundsofArizonareceivedfiveprogramming

    awards from the International Association of Audio Information Services. MCTV,CoxCable115receivedinternationalrecognition;fourbronzeTellyAwards,

    sevenVideographerAwardsandabronzeSummitAward.

    Award-Winning

    Community colleges are the most accessible, exible and a ordable means of preparing todays students for the jobs of tomorrow. Knowledge will help open the doors to a successful future and career. Th at is why its never been more important for individuals to pursue a higher education.

    - Dr. Chris Bustamante, President

    2010-11 Fact Sheet

  • 82010-11 Fact Sheet (Continued)

    Rio Salado serves our many communities through:

    AdultBasicEducation Corporate,Government&IndustryPartnerships DualEnrollment IncarceratedRe-entry LifelongLearning MilitaryandVeteranOpportunities OnlineLearning UniversityTransfer

    Rio Salado offers a variety of programs and continually seeks new educational opportunities for students. 34AASDegrees 67CertificatesofCompletion 7AcademicCertificates