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Saint Leo University

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Founded in 1889, Saint Leo University is a private, regionally accredited liberal arts institute located in Saint Leo, Florida. Each year, the institute enrolls more than 16,000 students across the world thanks to Saint Leo University Online, which proudly offers the same highly-regarded degree programs to online learners that are offered at the traditional Florida campus and over 15 continuing education centers.


Through the Online Learning Center, Saint Leo University provides degree programs regardless of location and global reach, to students in more than 33 countries. Celebrating more than 25 years of continuing education, today Saint Leo University Online is the sixth largest provider of higher education to the military. Online learning can also provide accessible and flexible learning for adults.

Saint Leo University Online offers degrees and certificates through the following academic divisions: School of Business, School of Arts & Sciences, and School of Education & Social Services. The online programs are held to the same academic standards as the traditional on-campus programs. The University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which is one of six regional accreditation bodies of the United States.

Students can earn an online degree through Saint Leo University, and create new opportunities for professional and personal achievement. The institute offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and other graduate certificates in diverse areas of study. The online degree programs offered through Saint Leo University are A.A. Business Administration, A.A. Criminal Justice, A.A. Liberal Arts, M.B.A. – Health Care Management, M.S. Instructional Design, B.A. Accounting, and B.A. Liberal Studies.

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Saint Leo University admissions are on the rolling basis, so you can enroll at any time and initiate your studies during any one of the six convenient start dates in a year. The admission process is simple and straightforward. To become a degree-seeking student in any one of the online undergraduate programs, you will need to complete the online application form, submit proof of high school graduation, submit official academic transcripts, and the official scores for the following standardized examinations: Advanced Placement (AP), Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Excelsior College Exams (ECE), USAFI, and Regents Examinations.

Getting a transfer to Saint Leo University is easy. It recognizes transfer credits only from the regionally accredited degree-granting institutions as listed in the American Council on Education’s Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education. International students seeking admission to the online programs must get their official transcripts evaluated and provide a proof of English language proficiency.

Financial Aid

Saint Leo University understands that your education is one of the most vital investments you will make in your lifetime. Hence, the Office of Student Financial Services helps ensure that you receive a financial aid to meet your needs through a combination of grants, scholarships, loans, and payment plans. Application seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The federal grants offered to the students are Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant, and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant.

Scholarships include The Bailey Family Foundation Scholarship, Datatel Scholarship Foundation, Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship, The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship, Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund, and United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Loans are the type of financial assistance that needs to be returned with interest. The loans offered at the University are Federal Loans, Federal Stafford Loan (Subsidized and Unsubsidized), and Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).

Saint Leo University also offers a variety of Military & Veteran Aid for all active military and veterans. Some of the benefits include Yellow Ribbon Program, Montgomery G.I. Bill, Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program, Montgomery G.I. Bill- Selected Reserve, Reserve Educational Assistance Program, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Kickers & Additional Contributions. Other education related financial assistance programs include work-study programs, corporate assistance to employees returning to postsecondary school, veterans upward bound, and tuition assistance.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2943rd for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Florida.


Saint Leo University Online offers a wide range of services for the students to make their experience more fruitful and pleasant. Each student is provided a username/ID and password to access University web services at mySaintLeo web portal. The services include eCollege & Blackboard, eLion, Library Services, and Windows Live student email system. With the eCollege & Blackboard, you can log into your online courses to complete tasks, take exams, and interact with professors and fellow students.

The eLion allows search and register service for courses, and finding policies, documents, and information contained in the administrative database. Online students can also take advantage of the resources including book delivery, e-books, interlibrary loan, and professional, scholarly, and trade journals. The Windows Live student email system allows students to stay in touch with peers, and University staff and faculty.

With the above mentioned services, you can take online classes anytime, anywhere. You just need to log in to your computer and get connected to the Saint Leo University web portal to be able to assess the interactive classroom, take free orientation, use the state of art materials, interact with peers etc.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


When you join the learning community of more than 16,000 teachers and students at Saint Leo University, you also join in a shared commitment to complete what you started. Everyone understands the challenges involved, and that’s a big reason to celebrate your success at the traditional graduation day.

By becoming a Saint Leo University student, you join a growing network of alumni, with an aim to make a difference for their family, community, and country.

Additional School Information

The online students of Saint Leo University have a 24/7 access to a full range of career services that include online modules covering career exploration, interviewing, networking, and resume writing, career assessment tools, resources for internship opportunities, detailed job search information, in-depth graduate and professional school profiles, and free resume builder software. You can make use of these advanced career services anytime, before you graduate and even after graduation.


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Ranks 72nd in Florida and 1930th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 6 0.04
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 3 0.02

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Congressional District1212

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1097th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $19,240 $19,240 $19,240
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $370 $370 $370
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $505 $505 $505
FT Graduate Tuition $7,596 $7,596 $7,596
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $422 $422 $422
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $33,200 $33,200 $33,200
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $34,215 $34,215 $34,215
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $23,520 $23,520 $23,520

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $18,870 $19,370 $18,870 $19,370 $18,870 $19,370
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $9,120 $9,394
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,400(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,421 $10,695
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,400(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,400(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$40
Graduate Application Fee$80
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 3,178 (1,336 male / 1,842 female)
Admitted 2,435 (967 male / 1,468 female)
Admission rate 77%
First-time Enrollment 645 (265 male / 380 female)
FT Enrollment 645 (265 male / 380 female)
PT Enrollment N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Total Enrollment16,275

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Sunshine State Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Sunshine State Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Sunshine State Conference

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,422
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$5,000
Board Fee$4,680

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 46 1,703 399 60 20 2,110 685 5,061
Accounting 4 59 15 7 91 29 207
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4 3 13 2 22
Business Administration and Management, General 21 468 91 15 5 595 173 1,382
Business/Commerce, General 1 3 2 12 1 20
Business/Corporate Communications 8 1 9
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1 1
Computer and Information Sciences, General 5 55 10 2 1 95 17 185
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 2 2 4
Corrections Administration 1 1 2
Creative Writing 1 8 9
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 52 8 1 75 32 169
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 178 42 2 3 186 46 460
Criminalistics and Criminal Science 15 8 1 22 1 47
Critical Incident Response/Special Police Operations
Education, General 1 1 1 3 6
Education, Other 1 3 4
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 5 3 37 91 136
Educational/Instructional Technology 2 8 2 12
Elementary Education and Teaching 6 3 1 1 118 14 144
English Language and Literature, General 1 3 1 5
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 2 2
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 1
Environmental Science 1 3 1 5
Forensic Psychology 2 3 3 9
Forensic Science and Technology 16 5 1 22 10 55
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 62 12 2 36 12 126
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
History, General 2 2 7 1 13
Homeland Security 56 17 4 69 13 160
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 3 1 10 15
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 1 1 13 1 16
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 1 64 7 23 10 105
Human Services, General 33 2 15 2 52
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 1
International Relations and Affairs 1 1 3 5
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1 1 29 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 3 378 84 9 7 282 76 843
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 7 1 1 3 1 13
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 2 7 4 1 26 2 43
Mathematics, General 1 2 1 4
Operations Management and Supervision 65 10 5 53 8 142
Political Science and Government, General 2 7 9
Psychology, General 3 71 40 8 131 34 291
Reading Teacher Education 1 12 16 29
Religion/Religious Studies 14 1 6 2 23
Social Work 25 10 1 28 6 70
Sociology 42 4 12 10 68
Special Education and Teaching, General 12 9 21
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 2 2 13 1 19
Theology/Theological Studies 2 1 8 55 66

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1486th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $68,060 ($70,842 male / $55,115 female)
Number of FT Faculty 164 (95 male / 69 female)
Number of PT Faculty 164
FT Faculty Ratio 1 : 1
Total Benefits $6,322,625

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