President's Welcome


Welcome to Hodges University, where students prepare for professional success. I sincerely appreciate your visit to our website and interest in us.
 

As you explore our website, you will find a variety of academic degree programs available for your consideration. We offer 18 professional disciplines at the associate, baccalaureate and master’s levels as well as a comprehensive English as a Second Language program serving students from over 20 different countries. In addition, Hodges University fulfills educational and personal enrichment needs for area seniors through facilitation of the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning. These offerings are designed to enhance the ability of all of our students to achieve personal or professional objectives.

The growth of this institution over the last few years shows that we are on the move, changing the economic and social landscape of our area. Since our founding in 1990, we have awarded over 7,000 degrees in a variety of disciplines, to a diverse but focused student body.  Local employers continue to prize Hodges graduates.

We take our place in the community very seriously. Besides contributing skilled and well-qualified employees to the growing local workforce, we are constantly identifying ways that our institution can help the very fabric of our area.  For example, Hodges University established the Hispanic Institute, with the help of several local leaders, as a resource for Lee and Collier Counties, which studies and addresses issues affecting the Hispanic Community.

Much of our success is attributable to a curriculum that is uniquely catered to students of all ages who balance their academic obligations while maintaining full time jobs and family responsibilities. By offering flexible scheduling of day, evening and weekend classes, online learning opportunities, 24/7 online access and one-on-one tutorial support, we have created a learning environment unlike any other in the region.  Plus, we continue to look for ways to bring Hodges to other communities in our area, establishing learning sites from Central Florida to the Florida Keys.

The real key to the Hodges University experience lies in our staff and faculty. From the moment you walk onto campus for the first time, our staff will guide you every step of the way, from your first visit to the first day of classes to the final walk across the stage to receive your diploma. Not only do our faculty members bring real world experience to the classroom, but they are deeply concerned about our students and consistently engage them in the learning process. I am deeply honored to lead this incredible team of educators and facilitators, and thank them for their dedication to our University.

Visiting our website will give you a taste of what you can expect as a student at Hodges University, as well as some useful tools with which to navigate the unfamiliar but exciting waters before you. Though our website might not answer all of your questions, remember that the initial question of “what can Hodges do for me” is what prompted you to visit our site. Hopefully, you’ll find that the answers to a better educational experience, a better career and a better life are found at Hodges University. I encourage you to contact us and see the difference HU can make in your life.

Jeanette Brock

Did You Know?

Hodges University’s Associate Professor of Business Administration, Dr. Aysegul Timur, was honored with a best presenter award at the 2007 Global Business & Economics Research Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Timur’s report, “The Impact of the European Integration on the Pharmaceutical Industry,” was picked best out of the 50 presentations at the global event.

Hodges University:
By the Numbers

  • Over 2,500 students enrolled
  • 64% of students attend full-time
  • Average class size of 14 students
  • 96 full-time faculty
  • 65 adjunct or part-time faculty
  • 78% of courses taught by full-time faculty
  • 100 electronic databases
  • 18,000 items in the library and 122,427 eBooks
  • 83 classrooms/labs and student lounges at both the Naples and Fort Myers campuses
  • Smartboards, wireless and Internet connectivity in all classrooms. Select classrooms are outfitted with lecture capture cameras.

Student Profile

  • 66% female
  • 34% male
  • Average age of 33
  • 42% Hispanic
  • 14% Black or African American
  • Over 8,200 degrees conferred

Facilities

  • 36.6 acres
  • Five buildings
  • One 40,000 square foot building and one 48,000 square foot building in Naples
  • One 60,000 square foot main building and one 48,000 square foot building in Fort Myers
  • One 6,500 square foot building on 15 acres in Immokalee
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