Our Mission

The mission of Beacon College is to offer academic degree programs to students with learning disabilities.

The concept for Beacon was put forth by a group of parents concerned about higher education opportunities for students with learning disabilities. Responding to this concern, the initial trustees founded Beacon College. The College embraces the student with learning disabilities by providing educational opportunities that acknowledge individual learning differences.

“A Learning Institution Focused on Critical Thinking”

Beacon College was the first college in the United States to offer bachelor degree programs exclusively to students with learning disabilities. Because of our special mission, we appreciate the importance of assisting students with learning disabilities in reaching their academic goals and developing the critical thinking skills necessary to contribute to, and compete within, a modern society. We understand the special needs of students with learning disabilities. We provide a curriculum taught by instructors trained in richly integrating critical thinking activities in classroom instruction.

Recognizing the importance of encouraging the development of strong critical thinking skills, the Beacon College community selected this academic ability as the focus of the institution’s QEP.


Beacon College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Bachelor and Associate of Arts degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Beacon College.

One element of regional accreditation is determining Student Achievement Goals for the College. Beacon has created lofty goals revolving around the following: course completion rates; retention rates; graduation rates; employment and graduate school placement rates. Review the official Goals for Student Achievement & Student Success document for a breakdown of goals and achievement in these areas.

Beacon College
College for students with learning disabilities and ADHD
105 East Main Street, Leesburg, Florida 34748
Phone: Toll-Free 855-220-5374 Fax: 352-787-0721
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