• Hodges University Fort Myers, Florida Campus.
  • Accreditation and Licensure

    Accreditation

    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
      Hodges University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. For questions about the accreditation of Hodges University, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500.  All other inquiries regarding Hodges University's educational programs, admissions requirements, financial aid, etc., should be directed to Hodges University and not to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. 
    • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
      Hodges University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
      • 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 
    • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
      The Associate in Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program at Hodges University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 706-3245; accreditation@apta.orgwww.capteonline.org.
    • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
      The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Hodges University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

    Licensure

    Hodges University is licensed in accordance with  the Florida Statutes Title XLVIII, K-20 Education Code, Ch. 1000-1013. For further information about Hodges University, contact the Department of Education in Tallahassee, Florida.

    Membership

    • Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF)
      Hodges University is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF), which is comprised of 31 private colleges and universities, varying in classification from small liberal arts colleges to major research universities.
    • Alliance of Educational Leaders
      Hodges University is also a member of the Alliance of Educational Leaders, which is comprised of the chief executive officers of regionally accredited public or private colleges or universities chartered or licensed in the State of Florida and operating in Southwest Florida, and the superintendents of the school systems of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, and Hendry counties.
    • Council for Higher Education Accreditation

    Recognitions

    Hodges University is recognized by various federal and state agencies that require official documentation for the recognition of student academic achievement. The university or the university's accreditation is recognized officially by the following agencies:

    • Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization Services
    • Florida Board of Accountancy
    • Florida Bureau for Teacher Certification
    • Florida Department of Administration
    • Florida State Approving Agency for Veterans Affairs
  • Featured Program

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    Certificate in Biology – Plan 2
    This is a post-baccalaureate certificate program for anyone holding at least a bachelor’s degree seeking college credit for a temporary or professional educator certificate with mastery in the subject knowledge area of biology to teach grades 6-12 science.
  • Spotlight on Success
    Joelle Beverly
    Joelle Beverly, Professional Studies
    Attending Hodges University was a life-changing experience for Joelle Beverly.

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