Wesley Chapel boasts a strong educational community, with several colleges and universities, plus schools and education programs for preschoolers, elementary age children, middle and high school students, and adults. For a full list of educational organizations visit the Pasco County School Board or this map.
It has long been said a well-educated workforce is key to a community’s prosperity. Here in Wesley Chapel we are fortunate to have four higher educational institutions investing in the Chamber and community by servicing our area. These include:
Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch
The Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch may become PHSC’s busiest campus based on the population boom in central Pasco County. The fifth, full-service PHSC campus combines the latest high-tech trends in higher education with a traditional focus on teaching and learning. Located adjacent to Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel, the campus is ideally located to offer convenient and accessible higher education to area residents.
The campus offers business and healthcare programs to train workers for jobs in lucrative medical and technology fields while strengthening PHSC’s collaboration with local business and industry. General education classes prepare students for a variety of career and university transfer opportunities.
The campus is home to the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Nursing Laboratory, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Student Meeting Room, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Terrace, College Store, Conference Center, Human Simulation Lab, Information Technology and Science Labs, Library, Pharmacy Simulation Lab, Student Lounge, Surgery Simulation Lab and Teaching-Learning Center.
Whatever the goals of area students, the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, strives to provide opportunities based on the needs and interests of our residents.
Saint Leo University
Our Tampa-area campus remains committed, as ever, to student-centered liberal arts education, and is strengthened by the global reach of our regionally accredited online programs and Education Centers in seven states across the U.S.,including on many military bases.
Established in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida, the university seeks balanced growth in mind, body and spirit for all members of our community. Saint Leo has grown from a peaceful campus in the rolling hills of Central Florida to an institution of international consequence—ranked one of the best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
Our determination to make higher education more accessible to all has made Saint Leo a world leader in redefining the 21st century University. Saint Leo now serves nearly 16,000 students from all 50 states and 61 countries—ranking us among the five largest Catholic higher education institutions in the United States.
Named one of the top universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, Saint Leo is also one of the nation's 10 leading providers of higher education to the U.S. military.
Nova Southeastern University
At Nova Southeastern University, our approach to education has always been innovative and unique. We don’t fit easily within the standard niche – because neither do you.
We are traditional, but we’re also young, bold and forward thinking. Our private, undergraduate college offers a personal, nurturing atmosphere, but we’re also an exciting university with a wide variety of graduate and professional degrees.
Established in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1964 as a small college with some revolutionary ideas, NSU was originally named Nova University of Advanced Technology and chartered as a graduate institution in the physical and social sciences. In 1994, Nova University merged with Southeastern University of Health Sciences to form Nova Southeastern University.
Today, NSU is a not-for-profit, independent university that is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. We have approximately 27,000 students, 162,000 alumni, a sprawling, 314-acre Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus and a presence throughout Florida, the U.S. and nine countries around the world. Through five decades of explosive growth, our reputation for academic excellence and innovation continues to flourish.
NSU offers a vast number of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees through our 18 colleges and schools in the fields of Medicine, Psychology, Pharmacy, Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Education, Law, Optometry, Computer and Information Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Nursing, Business, and Oceanography.