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Saint Leo University Receives Top Rankings from Military Times Best For Vets: Colleges 2021

July 12th, 2021 · Leave a Comment

With more than one-third of its student population being affiliated with the military, Saint Leo University is claiming top honors among private, not-for-profit universities as well as No. 1 in the Southeast in Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2021, which recently was released.

Among the 300 participating universities, Saint Leo University ranked 11th in the nation in the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2021.

The rankings recognize the university’s commitment to educating military personnel, veterans, and their families wherever they may be—even if they are deployed. The university also was No. 1 in 2019 in the nontraditional and online universities category, when the publication named Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2020. In 2018, Saint Leo ranked fourth in the nation and was eighth in 2017.

Saint Leo earned the top spots based on Military Times’ annual survey, which assessed more than 300 schools’ veteran- and military-student services and rates of academic achievement as well as a detailed review of public data collected by federal agencies.

The university’s military-connected population numbers 6,092, which includes members of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard, National Guard members, retired military officers and enlisted veterans, military spouses, dependents, and others. In addition to at its residential campus in St. Leo, FL, north of Tampa, students are educated at 16 teaching locations in five states, including many located on military bases, and through the university’s Center for Online Learning. Saint Leo also offers Military Resource Centers located at University Campus and the Tampa (FL) and Savannah (GA) education centers.

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