University, a private, nonprofit institution of higher learning, was founded in
Naples, Florida in 1990 as International College. In 2007, International
College was renamed Hodges University in honor of its main benefactors, Earl
and Thelma Hodges, long-time residents of Naples and supporters of Hodges
University. In addition to honoring the significant gift made by the Hodges,
the name change more accurately reflected the growing student body and diverse
degree programs offered as well as the move from college status to university
university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.
Though serving students of all ages,
Hodges University has garnered recognition for developing a curriculum that is
uniquely catered to adults who balance their academic obligations while
maintaining full-time jobs and family responsibilities. The university offers
flexible schedules of day, evening, weekend and online classes; competency-based,
self-paced degree options;
career counseling; and hands-on support from a highly qualified faculty. All
of these factors culminate to produce a learning environment unlike any other
institution in the region.
In addition to its undergraduate and
graduate degree programs of study, Hodges University also facilitates a
comprehensive English as a
Second Language (ESL) program, which offers English
language immersion to non-native speakers of English who want to increase their
fluency. This intensive program is designed to enhance students’ knowledge and
use of English, as well as their ability to integrate into an English-speaking
culture. More than 25
different countries are typically represented within the ESL student
population, 70 percent of whom are from Hispanic cultures.
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