Hodges University

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Hodges University
TypePrivate
Established1990
PresidentDr. John Meyer
Academic staff
102 total: 62 full-time faculty, 80 adjunct faculty (2015)
Students1,676
Location
Campus36.6 acres (0.15 km²)
Websitewww.hodges.edu

Hodges University (formerly International College), is a private university in Naples, Florida. Founded in 1990 as International College, it was renamed Hodges University in 2007. The Fort Myers campus opened in 1992.[1]

Academics[edit]

Hodges offers 11 associate degree programs, 16 bachelor's degree programs, nine master's degree programs and several certificate programs.[2] The university also facilitates a comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program.[3]

Hodges University also operates centers and institutes that provide educational opportunities and services to the Southwest Florida community. These include the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Hispanic Institute, Identity Fraud Institute, Dr. Peter Thomas Veterans Services Center and Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competency.[4]

Since its 1990 inception, Hodges University has conferred more than 9,300 degrees.[5]

The university is organized into five colleges:

  • Fisher School of Technology
  • Johnson School of Business
  • Nichols School of Professional Studies
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Liberal Studies

Accreditation[edit]

The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor's and master's degrees.[6] The curriculum for Hodges' digital design and graphics degree program is certified by the American Digital Design Association.[7]


Eight degree programs within the Johnson School of Business are accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Management\
  • Associate in Science in Accounting
  • Associate in Science in Business Administration

The Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling degree program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. The Associate in Science in physical therapist assistant (PTA) is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Campuses[edit]

In addition to the Naples and Fort Myers campuses, Hodges offers courses online and in an accelerated 7.5 week format.[8]

Library[edit]

Hodges University's Terry P. McMahan Library operates branches on both the Naples and Fort Myers campuses. Library services are available to university faculty, staff, students and alumni. The Library offers 24 study rooms (five on the Naples campus and 19 on the Fort Myers campus), which students may reserve for studying and/or group projects.[9]

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 is one of two federal depository libraries in Southwest Florida.[10]

Students[edit]

  • Enrollment – 1676 (Fall 2017)
  • Full-time – 47%; Part-time – 53%
  • Average Age: 33 (20% of students are 23 years old or younger, 42% of students are between the ages of 24-34, 24% of students are between the ages of 35-45, and 14% of students are 46 years old or older.)
  • Female – 62%; Male – 38%
  • 44% Hispanic, 12% African American, 38% White/non-Hispanic, and 6% other minorities.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Hodges".
  2. ^ http://www.hodges.edu/academics/
  3. ^ "About Hodges".
  4. ^ "Center & Institutes".
  5. ^ 2015-2016 Fact Book. http://www.hodges.edu/about/ie.aspx.
  6. ^ "About Hodges".
  7. ^ "ADDA Certification".
  8. ^ http://www.hodges.edu/academics/
  9. ^ "Terry P. McMahan Library".
  10. ^ "Terry P. McMahan Library".
  11. ^ "Institutional Effectiveness and Research Fall 2017 Enrollment Statistics".

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