Other Programs

In addition to our degree programs Hodges University offers continuing education programs like English as a Second Language, the Center for Lifelong Learning, the Professional Development Center, and the Hispanic Institute. We also offer community programs like the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

Center for Nonprofit Excellence

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) is a training and support resource for nonprofit organizations in Southwest Florida. The CNE offers learning events that support and enhance the governance, management and operations of nonprofit organizations.

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs at Hodges University are accelerated, intensive programs that provide you with the expertise you need to succeed. Many of our certificate courses are accredited and can be applied towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree at Hodges University.

English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program offers English language immersion to non-native speakers of English who want to increase their fluency in a short period of time. This intensive program is designed to enhance students’ knowledge and use of English as well as their ability to integrate into an English-speaking culture.

Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning, operating under Continuing Education, is a peer-led educational center designed to offer lifelong learning opportunities. The curriculum has a strong academic bias and focuses on areas such as literature, arts, music appreciation, history, current and world events, and computer technology. Courses are offered in the Fall, Winter and Summer terms, and there are over 250 classes offered annually. The Center for Lifelong Learning is an Elderhostel Institute Network affiliate.

The Hispanic Institute

The purpose of the Hispanic Institute is to serve the Hispanic Community through Education, Policy Awareness and Research. Students and faculty can participate in research projects and other activities conducted by the Institute in accordance with the guidelines established by the Institute and the University.

Professional Development Center

The Hodges University Professional Development Center (PDC), operating under Continuing Education, strives to expand leadership skills, increase knowledge, broaden community engagement, and foster creative thinking. Workshops, guest speakers, and seminars will be conducted by the PDC to engage students, alumni, and the community at large in a dialog about current trends in business and professional career opportunities. The PDC provides opportunities for individuals, businesses, and the community. The PDC is dedicated to fostering a culture in which knowledge and expertise are shared. The PDC also serves as an important link to the Alumni Association, and its focus on professional development and lifelong learning.

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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