Hodges University Offers New Scholarship Opportunities for Students
Hodges University has
substantially increased the amount of institutional financial aid available to
incoming students. Students may qualify for either a needs-based or merit-based
scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,200 for the fall 2016 term.
“Obtaining a college degree is one of the largest
single investments individuals make, and we strongly believe a Hodges
University education is well worth the investment,” said Brent Passey, vice
president of enrollment management. “However, we are always looking for ways to
make education more affordable for our students, and these new scholarships are
a step in that direction.”
In addition, as part of an ongoing academic program
review initiative, Hodges is making changes to its program offerings effective
with the start of the fall 2016 term.
“As a private, nonprofit university founded in
Southwest Florida, it is our responsibility to align our academic programs to
best serve the educational needs of our region,” said Dr. Donald Wortham,
president of Hodges University. “By developing new programs, refocusing on
potential growth areas and pausing low-enrollment offerings, we are able to be
more strategic and student centered in our approach to providing academic
excellence and affordability.”
The program changes include a new Certified Nursing
Assistant (CNA) program that prepares students to take the Florida Nursing
Assistant Certification Examination and awards them six associate degree
credits upon completion of the program.
Focus will be placed on the recently developed
bachelor’s degree program in marketing and professional sales, which combines
marketing fundamentals and strategy with professional sales concepts and
marketplace practices. The curriculum for the degree aligns with the
requirements of the Sales Education Foundation (SEF).
The Bachelor of Science in finance program is another
area of emphasis. Students in the program are able to observe the interaction
of market concepts and behaviors through simulated activities in the
university’s BB&T Finance Lab.
As part of its newly expanded mission, Hodges
University’s Identity Fraud Institute will offer non-credit programs in data
privacy and identity theft restoration.
Programs being put on hiatus because of low demand
are health information management (Associate of Science), communications and
marketing (Bachelor of Science), business informatics (Bachelor of Science) and
information systems management (Bachelor of Science). The bachelor’s degree program
in computer networking will be a concentration under the Bachelor of Science in
computer information technology program.