Hodges University Mission

The Mission of Hodges University is to offer Associate, Baccalaureate and Graduate degrees as well as other programs that enhance the ability of students to achieve personal or professional objectives.

Mission Principles 

To achieve its mission, Hodges University supports the following principles:

  • Hodges University is a teaching institution that emphasizes the practical application and advancement of knowledge in career-oriented programs.        
  • Hodges University is a student-centered institution of higher learning that primarily focuses on the needs of adult and nontraditional learners.
  • Hodges University provides contemporary and innovative programs, experiential delivery systems, and online learning.
  • Hodges University provides quality student services that meet the educational, personal, career, and social needs of its students.
  • Hodges University encourages professional development and scholarly activity among its faculty and staff.
  • Hodges University encourages and supports cultural diversity and inclusion, as well as civic, social, and environmental responsibility.    
  • Hodges University provides a healthy, safe, and secure environment for all members of the campus community.
  • Hodges University, as a non-profit institution of higher learning, serves as an educational and community resource for Southwest Florida.    

Educational Outcomes

Hodges University seeks to foster in its students measurable objective educational outcomes as a result of meeting its Mission. These educational outcomes are:

  • Professional Writing 
  • Critical Reading
  • Quantitative Reasoning   
  • Problem Solving 
  • Professional Computing 

Learning Environment

Hodges University provides a learning environment that promotes an appreciation for:

  • Leadership 
  • Initiative 
  • Adaptability to Change 
  • Social Responsibility
  • A Global Perspective
  • Excellence
  • Lifelong Learning

Did You Know?

Hodges University has awarded an Honorary Doctor of Public Service degree to alumnae Donna Marie Hamilton Ross.

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


  • 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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