Hodges University

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Hodges University
Established 1990
Type Private
President Jeanette Brock
Provost Kim Spiezio
Academic staff 161 total: 96 full-time faculty, 65 adjunct faculty (2014)
Students 2,500
Location Naples, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Campus 36.6 acres (0.15 km²)
Website Hodges University

Hodges University (formerly International College) is a private, non-profit comprehensive degree-granting institution with campuses located in Naples, Florida and Fort Myers, Florida. It was founded in 1990. The Fort Myers campus opened in 1992.

The institution was renamed Hodges University in May 2007 to honor a $12 million donation from Earl and Thelma Hodges.[1]

Academics[edit]

Hodges University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Hodges currently offers 12 associate degrees, 17 bachelor’s degrees, 8 graduate degrees, 2 certificate programs, and 29 online degree and certificate programs. Degree offerings include business and public administration, accounting, criminal justice, health administration and allied health, interdisciplinary studies, applied psychology, information technology, paralegal studies, and other career-oriented disciplines.

Continuing Education programs at Hodges include instruction in English as a second language and lifelong learning classes for senior citizens at the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning. Specifically designed programs and special courses are also available to businesses and professional firms seeking instruction or personalized seminars.[2]

Hodges operates learning sites at Edison State College in Punta Gorda, Florida Keys Community College, South Florida State College, and Pasco-Hernando State College.[3]

Since its 1990 inception, Hodges University has graduated over 7,700 students, many of whom have become active in the Alumni Association.[4]

Library[edit]

Hodges University's Terry P. McMahan Library operates branches on both the Naples and Fort Myers campuses. Regular hours of operation are currently 9am-10pm Monday through Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday at both locations. Library services are available only to university faculty, staff, students, and alumni.[5]

The library provides 24/7 access to more than 100 electronic databases, 18,000 print and audio-visual items, and 122,000 e-books. Study rooms are also available.[6]

Since 2003, the Terry P. McMahan Library has participated in the Federal Depository Library Program as a congressionally designated selective depository for U.S. Government documents (electronic documents only). Hodges holds the distinction of being one of only two federal depository libraries in Southwest Florida.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Hodges University". hodges.edu. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "About Hodges University". hodges.edu. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hodges University Maps & Locations". hodges.edu. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ "About Us". Alumni Association of Hodges University. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hodges University Library". hodges.edu. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "About Hodges University". hodges.edu. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Federal Depository Library Program Directory". GPO. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 

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