Communiversity @ Surprise
The College has opened a site in the metro area of Phoenix, AZ.
St. Scholastica's location is at the Communiversity @ Surprise, a higher education center in Surprise, AZ. Surprise is a community in the West Valley area of the Phoenix metro.
The initial programs offered in Surprise are online and include Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Health Information Management, and a Master of Science in Health Informatics. St. Scholastica’s health information management program has been a national leader since it began in 1934 as the first such degree program in the nation. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which also accredits Arizona institutions of higher learning.
The Communiversity, which opened in 2009, is a partnership among six schools: Glendale Community College, Phoenix College, and Rio Salado College (all part of the Maricopa Community College System), Ottawa University, Northern Arizona University and now St. Scholastica.
In addition to its new site in Surprise and its main campus in Duluth, St. Scholastica operates seven other locations in Minnesota as well a virtual campus, with a total enrollment of more than 4,200 students.
Each of the College’s online programs in Surprise provides in-person support for admissions, financial aid and advising from St. Scholastica and Communiversity staff.
“St. Scholastica provides a new pathway to baccalaureate and graduate degrees for students currently enrolled at the Communiversity, and more broadly the Maricopa Community College system,” said St. Scholastica President Larry Goodwin. “Our goal is to offer innovative higher educational opportunities for students in Surprise and the entire West Valley.”
St. Scholastica will also utilize space in the Communiversity to deliver professional development sessions so healthcare professionals can take advantage of the College’s expertise in healthcare, and earn continuing education credits.