Our commitment remains unmatched.
While many U.S. colleges and universities today recognize active military, veterans, and their families as an important student community, that has not always been the case.
Saint Leo University stepped up to serve college courses and degree programs to the military in 1973, in the shadow of the Vietnam conflict, when there were few options—and far less government aid—available.
In the decades since, Saint Leo University has come to be known as one of America's largest and most committed providers of higher education to the U.S. military. Thousands of active duty service members, veterans, and family members worldwide earn affordable, accessible university degrees through our traditional Florida campus, our extensive online programs offerings and our 17 education centers on military bases in seven states.
Today, Saint Leo University is ranked among the nation's most military-friendly institutions by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines.
To provide affordable, supportive degree programs designed to fit the mobile lifestyle of military personnel worldwide, Saint Leo University partners with:
- Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP)
- Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE)
- The Air Force Academic Institution (AI) Portal
- Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative Program
- The Marine Corps Lifelong Learning Program’s Academic Explorer (AeX)
For Those Who Serve
In 2008, Saint Leo University commissioned a bronze sculpture for our Florida campus to commemorate 35 years of educating the men and women of our nation's armed forces.
On Veteran's Day 2010, the sculpture was dedicated in an evening ceremony that draw more than 400 attendees, many of them veterans and active duty service members.
The sculpture, titled "For Those Who Serve," honors the five branches of the military, as well as our faculty and staff who are devoted to leading the men and women of the U.S. armed forces toward growth and fulfillment of purpose.