Saint Leo University Named a Top School in Military & Veteran Education

December 06, 2016

For the fourth 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. Saint Leo earned the designation of Top School in its 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The guide is to be released this month and will be available online at   

“Each year more than 5,000 veterans attend classes at Saint Leo, while nearly 4,500 active-duty military members are enrolled around the world,” said Dr. William J. Lennox Jr., Saint Leo University president. “And this commitment to military men and women is an aspect of Saint Leo University of which I am particularly proud.”

In addition to University Campus in Saint Leo, FL, students are educated at more than 40 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.

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For inclusion in the 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities, universities and colleges were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid programs, flexibility, general support, on-campus support, and online support services. From community colleges to state universities, online universities, and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE&T’s 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities  provides students with information about institutions, including Saint Leo, that go out of their way to give back to men and women in uniform.

In addition to the Top School honor, Saint Leo recently earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse, and was ranked as one of the Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 by Military Times.

The December issue of Military Advanced Education & Transition will feature the guide,and it also is published in a searchable database online. Prospective students have access to all the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues such as activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information, and important support information.

MAE&T’s Guide to Colleges and Universities  provides the foundational information a prospective student would use in framing his or her educational needs,” said Kelly Fodel, Military Advanced Education & Transition’s editor-in-chief. “We want to be a dynamic resource for those looking to further their educations and careers. A key part of that is finding the right school, and it can be a confusing process for military members to navigate.”

About Military Advanced Education & Transition:

Military Advanced Education & Transition ( is the journal of higher education for servicemembers and veterans making the transition from military to the civilian sector.