Hodges University

Accreditation & 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. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. 

  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
    Hodges University has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Olathe, Kansas. The following degree programs are accredited by the IACBE: Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, and Management and the Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science in Management.

    The Master’s of Accountancy Program was implemented in September 2013.  This program is not currently accredited by IACBE.  It can be considered for accreditation after two years of assessment data have been collected and submitted to IACBE with an application for accreditation. 

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756; Telephone 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org) on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The curriculum is designed within the standards of CAAHEP and the guidelines of the MAERB.

  • Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
    The Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  The CAHIIM web site is http://cahiim.org.

  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
    The 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; Phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org ; website: www.capteonline.org.

  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
    The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S. degree) 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 Chapter 246 of the Florida Statutes.

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.

  • The University or members of the University hold membership in many other organizations related to the programs of study or student services offered at the University, as well as civic organizations that support institutions of higher learning in Southwest Florida.

  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation

RECOGNITIONS

The 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

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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