Tempe-based Rio Salado College was recently selected as one of three institutions to receive the 2012 Council for Higher Education Accreditation Award for outstanding institutional practice in student learning outcomes.
The award recognizes Rio Salado's focus on increasing the number of adult learners who find success in higher education.
"Rio has a strong commitment to innovation that improves institutional effectiveness, student access and student success," said Chris Bustamante, Rio Salado College president.
"We are proud of the impact we have made in strengthening those areas and it is an honor to be recognized for it."
The award was presented at the 2012 Council for Higher Education Accreditation conference Jan. 24 in Washington DC.