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Communiversity FAQs

What is the Communiversity at Surprise?
The Communiversity at Surprise is a higher education center organized by Rio Salado College, in partnership with several other colleges and universities. The combined efforts of all participating institutions allow students to pursue educational pathways in one convenient location. Students benefit from a variety of course formats, including in-person, online and hybrid. Students are able to complete certificates, associate degrees, bachelor's degrees and master’s degrees through the partner institutions.

Who are your partners?

What programs are offered at the Communiversity at Surprise?
A total of 40 different certificate and degree programs will be offered in the following program pathways:

Do all of the partners offer the same programs?
No. Visit the academics page for more information on programs offered.

How do I earn a bachelor’s degree through the Communiversity at Surprise?
You earn a bachelor’s degree by taking your lower division credits through one of the community colleges and then transfer those credits to one of our partnering universities. You can also earn your associate degree through one of our community colleges before transferring those same credits to our partnering universities.

Will I be earning my degree from the Communiversity at Surprise?
No. Your degree will be granted by the partner institution you attend, not the Communiversity at Surprise.

Where is the Communiversity at Surprise located?
The Communiversity at Surprise is conveniently located in the new Civic Center Complex in Surprise, Arizona. Our address is 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374.

How do I contact the Communiversity at Surprise?
You can contact the Communiversity at Surprise at (480) 384-9000 or communiversity@riosalado.edu.