As not only an alumnus of Hodges University but also its president, I feel I am uniquely qualified to welcome you to this wonderful institution. We are a regionally accredited, private, nonprofit institution, originally founded in 1990 and proudly serving Southwest Florida ever since. Our university has expanded to meet the needs of our community – the world around us – with campuses in both Fort Myers and Naples, Florida, and educational outreach including not only traditional on-campus instruction but also online courses and programs.
Our mission is to prepare students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional, and civic endeavors.
Hodges University provides a learning environment unlike any other institution in the region by offering:
In addition, many of our programs help our students attain professional credentials in areas such as nursing, public accounting, and mental health counseling. Others lead to industry certification. Military veterans, active duty service members, and their families can obtain assistance with their educational goals through our Dr. Peter Thomas Veterans Services Center.
Hodges University also offers an outstanding and comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program that offers English language immersion to non-native speakers of English who want to increase their fluency. More than 25 different countries are typically represented among our ESL student population.
Hodges University—a private nonprofit institution—prepares students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional, and civic endeavors.
Hodges University will be recognized for excellence in career-focused inclusive education and community engagement.