Saint Leo University Online is a private, non-profit institution located in Saint Leo, Fla. It is affiliated with the Catholic Church and was established in 1889. Saint Leo made new strides in distance learning in 1973, when it began offering college degree programs to military personnel in Vietnam. Its commitment to providing convenient education opportunities to service men and women continues to this day.
Saint Leo University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best universities in the South. Its online bachelor’s degree programs are also ranked by U.S. News & World Report, particularly in the areas of faculty credentials and training and student assessment and engagement. Certificate programs and graduate degrees are available through Saint Leo University Online.
Saint Leo University Online offers degrees at every level, from certificates to master’s degrees. Associate degree programs are available in business administration, criminal justice, and liberal arts. Students can choose from a wide selection of bachelor’s degree programs, from accounting to sociology. Online MBA programs are available with several areas of concentration, including health management and sports business. Students can also choose from master’s degree programs in education, criminal justice, accounting, social work, and instructional design.
Online degrees and courses with Saint Leo University are conducted fully online. Class lectures are available in audio, video, and CD-ROM formats, and grades are based on student performance on exams, quizzes, papers, and projects. Classmates can interact with each other for discussions or with professors via online chat rooms and discussion boards.
Saint Leo University works hard to perfect its student resources and support systems. Students are encouraged to join clubs and associations connected to their area of study, to participate the Student Board of Advisors, to join the peer mentoring program, and to participate in iRoar, the university’s social network. Online students also have access to academic advising services, technical support, 24/7 professional tutoring, disability services, library access and research assistance.