As one of the largest Catholic universities in the United States, Saint Leo has several campuses located in Texas, California, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, and Georgia. Currently, the university offers traditional on-campus courses, weekend and evening degree programs for working professionals as well as full online degree programs that allow students to complete their degree without having to visit a physical campus.
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the overall accrediting body for the university, although various schools within the university have additional accreditation. The State of Florida Department of Education recognizes the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education has accredited the Teacher Education program as well as the Business School.
Saint Leo University has offered online professional development and degree opportunities for years and continues to increase the number of online courses and full degrees offered. Online learning through Saint Leo University is also a popular option for the military, who may also be eligible for special student grants and loans depending on their duty status and the type of degree being completed. All students, regardless of online or offline enrollment may potentially be eligible for federal and private student loans and grants as well as scholarships. Saint Leo University will provide assistance to students obtaining federal and private grants and loans and will also provide career counseling and course selection review to ensure that students are taking the courses that most closely match their short and long-term educational and career goals.
Courses at Saint Leo University are taught through a variety of methods including streaming video, live chat, email discussion, forums, and CDs. Individual and online programs are intentionally kept small to allow plenty of interaction between the highly trained, educated and professional instructors and the students. Through online chat and message boards students will also interact with each other and work on group projects, allowing for further collaboration.
Saint Leo University offers online degrees from an associate's, bachelor's, and master's level. Courses focus on liberal arts programs, business administration programs as well as criminal justice, healthcare management and information technology. Students in traditional on-campus classes may also be able to complete some courses in online format, accelerating their graduation if they complete the courses over summer breaks. Students can also use applicable and eligible transfer credits from other accredited schools and universities to apply towards their programs when transferring to Saint Leo University.