Our Partners at JBS

Rio Salado is proud to partner with JBS as part of their Better Futures initiative.




A Partnership For A Better Future

At Rio Salado College, we believe that education gives people the tools and knowledge they’ll need to fully realize their ambitions. That’s why we’ve partnered with JBS as part of their Better Futures program. JBS is one of the nation's leading food processing companies. JBS USA and Pilgrim recently launched the Better Futures initiative as part of their Hometown Strong initiative. 

Better Futures is a free-of-charge, two-year college tuition program. This program gives more than 66,000 company team members and their dependent children the opportunity to pursue their higher education dreams. College tuition is paid upfront by the company; eligible team members will not need to take out loans to cover their tuition.

Rio Salado is proud to be selected as the national, online provider for JBS’s Better Futures program.


JBS Better Futures


Why Rio?

Rio Salado has a long and distinguished history of service to the community. Founded in 1978, Rio Salado is a pioneer in distance learning. From correspondence courses to online classes, we have more than 40 years of experience in making a high quality education accessible to students across the country. A Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredited nonprofit institution, Rio Salado College is committed to providing a learning environment that fosters a spirit of innovation, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community. 

JBS employees who enroll at Rio Salado can enjoy a wide range of benefits to help them succeed in achieving their academic goals. Our team of Success Coaches offer personalized assistance to students, providing expert advice with regard to financial aid, enrollment, and academic advisement. Students at Rio Salado have access to a variety of helpful resources and services that includes:

  • Tutoring
  • Library
  • Career & Counseling Services
  • Disability Services
  • Free Software Downloads
  • Technology & Instructional Helpdesks

Rio Salado offers year-round flexible scheduling with over 40+ start dates a year. You can take classes from the comfort of your own home through our user-friendly RioLearn online classroom. RioLearn lets you track your academic progress, stay in touch with your instructors, and set your schedule.