Contacts: RIO SALADO COLLEGE
Incarcerated Re-Entry Correspondence Program
2323 West 14th Street Tempe, AZ 85281
480-517-8345 | 480-517-8119
Program Description: Rio Salado College’s Incarcerated Re-entry (IRE) program offers distance learning classes that lead to certificate (electives that apply towards an associate degree) and associate degree for incarcerated students. Classes are offered in print based correspondence formats. Rio Salado College is an accredited college, courses leading to certificate or degree are transferable to a university.
Degrees Offered: Associate of Art, Associate of General Studies, Associate of Addictions and Substance Use Disorder
Unique Features: Rio Salado College is committed to addressing the specific needs of incarcerated students. IRE staff coordinate the enrollment process including registration, academic advising, transcript evaluation and diploma requests and other student concerns. The purpose of the Distance Learning program is to help students earn a certificate or degree prior to release.
Headquarters: Tempe, Arizona
Correctional Facilities Served: Arizona Department of Corrections, Geo, Core Civic, Federal Prisons and secure care facilities in Arizona and across the United States.
Population Served: Men, women located in any state, federal or secure care facility that will allow the student to participate in Rio Salado College Correspondence Education
Number of Students: over 4,000
Graduates to Date: On average about 38 degrees a fiscal year
Year Founded: 1983
Founders: Rio Salado College
College/University/Organization Partnerships: Rio Salado College
Funding: We accept VA, Tribal funding and 3rd party payments to pay for student tuition.