Saint Leo University is a private, non-profit coeducational, Catholic liberal arts university located in Saint Leo, Florida. Founded in 1889, it is the first Catholic college in Florida.

Thirty two students enrolled in the school’s first classes, taking up basic education which integrated liberal arts and commercial courses leading to a Master of Accounts degree. This college was phased out in 1920. Saint Leo opened again as a college in 1959 and granted its first four-year degree in 1967. In 1994, the college was allowed to confer the Master of Business Administration degree and in 1999, Saint Leo College became a university.

Today, the college offers programs leading to Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees and graduate degrees such as Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Theology, Master of Education, Master of Social Work, and Educational Specialist degrees. The university has a total enrollment of over 14,500.

Cost of attendance for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime, traditional undergraduate students is US$30,853 for students living on campus and US$23,776 for those living at home with their family. For those living on campus, the total cost can be broken down into full-year tuition of US$16,996; books at US$1,200; orientation fee of US$300; activity fee of US$350; typical room rate of US$5,597; average meal plan cost of US$3,980; transportation at US$1,100 and estimated personal expenses at US$1,330. Breakdown of total cost for students living with their families is basically the same except there is no charge for room and board. Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships for qualified students is extended to ensure that students are able to pay for their cost of attendance.

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