Hodges University is a member of NC-SARA, or the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements . NC-SARA provides national leadership over the reciprocity agreements for distance education regulation among U.S. member states. NC-SARA makes it easier for students to take online courses offered by post secondary institutions based in another state. Current authorized SARA member states include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and all states except California.
Prospective students who reside outside of the state of Florida and are interested in a Hodges University online program which may lead to a professional licensure/certification should contact the applicable state credentialing authority in their home state to familiarize themselves with its specific requirements and determine if Hodges University’s program meets its eligibility criteria. Hodges University cannot guarantee whether a program meets requirements for professional licensure/certification in states other than Florida. For additional information, see the NC-SARA’s Professional Licensure Directory .
For academic complaints/grievances, out-of-state distance education students are expected to follow the applicable policies (Student Rights and Responsibilities and The Student Grievance Policy) that are published in the Hodges University student handbook. Online learning/distance education students may initiate a complaint via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event the student feels the complaint was not managed properly Hodges University, out-of-state distance education students may file a complaint with the following state of Florida contact:
Office of Articulation
Department of Education
In the event the student feels the complaint was not managed properly by the state of Florida contact, out-of-state distance education students who have completed the internal institutional grievance process, and the applicable state of Florida grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the FL¬ SARA PRDEC Council at FLSARAinfo@fldoe.org. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit FL‐SARA Complaint Process webpage.
Hodges University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters, and degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Hodges University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website .