As Saint Leo University aspires to attain its lofty vision of “a Catholic teaching university of international consequence for the 21st century”, it seeks to remain rooted in and to reflect the spiritual heritage and values of its 1500 year old Benedictine tradition.
University Campus, located about 25 miles from Tampa, Florida, is the academic center and administrative headquarters of the University’s Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Social Studies and continuing education. The central campus provides a traditional residential learning environment, opportunities for weekend and evening studies, and graduate programs.
In the pivotal year 1974, Saint Leo University began to extend its horizons and boundaries beyond its Florida campus. The University responded to requests from the armed services to offer degree programs on military installations. Since that date, Saint Leo has become the sixth largest provider of higher education for military personnel in the country.
In 1994, Saint Leo expanded its service to working adults through a series of agreements with community colleges in Florida.
From these beginnings, Saint Leo has established fourteen extension centers in the states of Florid, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas. The University is now international in scope including relationships with colleges and universities in England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Chile, and China.
As Saint Leo entered the new millennium, yet another generation of higher education had arrived. In 1998, the University responded to the challenge and introduced degree programs over the Internet. In a few short years, Saint Leo has emerged as a leading provider of distant learning online education.