The Center Experience

A leader in adult and continuing education, Saint Leo University is always looking forward, redefining teaching for the 21st century.

We understand life’s demands—balancing family and work while pursuing your degree. To meet those challenges, we are dedicated to providing you with highly personalized attention and flexible learning opportunities—while bringing the resources and benefits of our main campus to you, wherever you are.

Who Are Our Students?

We are a diverse community of CEOs, working moms, military officers, career changers, and first-generation college students.

University-wide, about 86% of our more than 16,000 students are adult learners like you, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees online and at Education Centers throughout the U.S.

Profile of Saint Leo Adult Learner (Fall 2013)

  • Average Age: 36
  • Gender: 59.4% Female, 40.6% Male
  • Military, Veterans & Dependents: 37%
  • Students Entering with More Than 30 Transfer Credits: 50.1%

Education for Any Lifestyle

No matter where you are, you can count on the same quality curriculum and academic rigor as University Campus classes.

At Saint Leo, you’ll find the flexibility to schedule courses that fit into your busy life.

  • Eight-week academic terms, starting six times per year
  • More than 40 locations in seven states: California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia
  • Evening and weekend classes
  • Online and distance learning options

Bringing University Campus to You

University Campus
Saint Leo's scenic 150-acre main campus, located just outside of Tampa, Florida, has provided world-class academic degree programs to our students since 1889. Florida’s oldest Catholic college, Saint Leo is an internationally respected university—we're regularly ranked one of the top in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about the University.

Enhancing Education Through Technology

  • Distance & Online Learning: Supplement courses you take in traditional on-ground classrooms with internet-based courses offered through your Center. You can participate in up to two distance learning courses in any registration period.
  • VTT : Video teaching and teleconferencing (VTT) connects you with instructors and students at University Campus and other Centers. In a VTT classroom, you'll actively participate and collaborate on academic projects in "real-time" through the streaming of video, audio and content from a PC, laptop or document camera.
  • ICC Internet Connected Classrooms (ICC) provide students with unique limitations in attending a traditional or VTT class the opportunity to participate in a live, active learning environment from any location where they have high speed internet access and a web cam. Whether students take ICC courses from their home or hotel, on board a Navy ship, or from an international location, so long as they have the internet connection and web cam these courses can meet some of the unique needs of the adult learner.
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Personalized Attention
With a Center faculty-student ratio of 25:1, you can easily build close working relationships with fellow students, instructors and academic advisors.

Library
Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library is a gateway to academic research for both distance learners and University Campus students. Services and resources for Education Center students include:

  • Email, telephone and in-person reference assistance
  • Online library orientation and tutorials
  • Full-text online journal articles and e-books
  • Document delivery and interlibrary loan
  • Library card reimbursement at your local library

Tutoring
Get the help you need with free access to Sentenceworks online proofreading and grammar coaching tool, and Smarthinking—live, online tutoring available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Career Planning
Take advantage of full access to Saint Leo's Career Planning Office, based at our University Campus. Stay competitive in a demanding job market with one-on-one career counseling, individualized resume assessment, and workshops and online information on everything from networking to interview tips to graduate school.