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The opportunities at Saint Leo University are as diverse as our student population. As Florida’s first Catholic institution of higher learning, we offer more than 40 academic programs that meet the educational, spiritual, and professional goals of nearly 16,000 traditional-age and adult students.
Nearly 2,000 students live and study at our University Campus in Saint Leo, FL, nestled in the rolling hills of West Central Florida, just 30 minutes north of Tampa. Our students receive personalized attention in classes that tend to be small—14 students on average. They can choose from more than 40 undergraduate majors and specializations. Saint Leo University also offers graduate degrees in business administration, accounting, education, criminal justice, instructional design, social work, theology, as well as the education specialist degree. Certain graduate degrees may be earned online.
Undergraduate students who work full-time or have personal responsibilities that prevent them from attending weekday classes can attend classes evenings and weekends through our convenient Adult Education Center at University Campus.
Another 14,000 students pursue degrees at our 50 education centers, offices, and teaching locations in seven states and through the Center for Online Learning.
Throughout our history, Saint Leo has provided a solid liberal arts education grounded and based on the 1,500-year-old tradition of Benedictine values and welcoming people of all faiths. The university offers the latest state-of-the art technology to not only prepare students for careers as teachers and leaders, but also to bridge faculty and students from multiple locations for an enriched educational experience. The university is also a leading provider of higher education to our nation’s military. By reaching out to students both near and far, Saint Leo lives up to its mission and its vision to be “a leading Catholic teaching university of international consequence for the twenty-first century."
The university offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision, as well as tuition remission. The university also offers a comprehensive mentorship program in which each new faculty member is paired with an experienced faculty member from a different school. The program includes personal, professional, and social components including frequent one-on-one meetings, mutual classroom observation, and social events.
In 2012, Saint Leo University received three workplace awards: Top 75 Places to Work in Tampa Bay 2012 by Tampa Bay Times; the 2012 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award by the Florida Psychological Association; and the 2012 Education Nonprofit of the Year by Tampa Bay Business Journal.
View “Over a Century of Excellence,” to learn more about Saint Leo University.
Saint Leo University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Saint Leo University.
Saint Leo University’s School of Business received initial accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) in September 1999. Saint Leo University’s degree program in social work is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (BSW level). Saint Leo’s undergraduate Sport Business program and MBA Sport Business Concentration are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). Saint Leo University has Teacher Education Programs approval by the State of Florida Department of Education.
Saint Leo University is committed to policies that ensure that there is no discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, or disability. Saint Leo University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (as amended). The University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer.