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Communiversity at Surprise


The Communiversity at Surprise is a higher education center hosted by Rio Salado College in partnership with the City of Surprise. The Communiversity offers programs from three community colleges, three universities and a high school district. The combined efforts of all participating institutions allows you to pursue several educational pathways in one convenient location.

The partnering institutions jointly provide more than 40 educational programs in a variety of course formats, including in-person, online and hybrid. You can earn your certificate, associate degree, bachelor's degree or master’s degree through the partner institutions.

Glendale Community College / Phoenix College / Ottawa University / Rio Salado College Online 

Communiversity @ SURPRISE

What degree pathways are offered?

The degree pathways supported through the Communiversity are educational programs that are in demand (as indicated by our Workforce Study Analysis). They include:

  • Business
  • Education
  • General Education
  • Health Care
  • Information Systems
  • Public Safety

Where is the Communiversity at Surprise?

The Communiversity at Surprise is located at the Surprise Civic Center Complex, 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza, in Surprise, Arizona.

Rio Salado College partnered with the City of Surprise to bring this unique educational institution to the residents of Surprise and surrounding areas.

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