Saint Leo Receives Top School Recognition for Military, Veterans

December 28, 2017

Military Resource Center sign For the fifth consecutive year, Saint Leo University has earned recognition from Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) as a leader in the nation for providing education to those who are serving or who have served in the armed forces. Military Advanced Education & Transition awarded Saint Leo University the designation of a Top School in its 2018 Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The guide is to be released this month and is available online at

The 2018 Guide to Colleges & Universities  presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at hundreds of institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE&T’s 2018 Guide to Colleges & Universities  provides potential students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to the men and women in uniform. 

military and veterans participating in a military recognition event 2017 Schools are not ranked in the guide, but must obtain a minimum score in the survey to be named a Top School. 

To be identified as a Top School, Saint Leo exhibited military-supportive actions such as having a veterans’ center, financial incentives for military-affiliated students, and counselors for veterans, and more. This year, higher education institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support, and online support services.

In addition to University Campus in St. Leo, FL, students are educated at 35 teaching locations, including many located on military bases, as well as online. Saint Leo teaches at one of the largest naval bases in the world, Naval Station Norfolk, as well as at other military bases in Virginia, Florida, California, Texas, South Carolina, and Mississippi. Saint Leo is committed to educating military personnel, veterans, and their families wherever they may be—even if they are deployed.

“Saint Leo’s ability to be anywhere you need us to be has been the foundation of our long-standing history of serving the military community,” said Dr. Melanie Storms, senior vice president of WorldWide Operations.