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Hodges University Consumer Information

The information contained on this page is required according to federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Below is the consumer information for Hodges University.

This reference listing contains links to the pages containing the actual data or policies that must be made available to all Hodges University students.

Additionally, we have made our Website Privacy Policy available beneath the reference listing. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this information.

Accreditation Information

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Hodges University is regionally 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.

International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) 

The Johnson School of Business at Hodges University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees at the listed locations are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Associate in Science in Accounting
  • Associate in Science in Business Administration

To view our IACBE status page, please click here.

To view our IACBE Public Disclosure of Student Achievement, please click here.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 

The Associate in Science in 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; (703) 706-3245;  accreditation@apta.org;  www.capteonline.org. 

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Hodges University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) 

Hodges University is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is the only national organization focused exclusively on accreditation and quality assurance. CHEA is located at One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Hodges University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000

Hodges University Licensure Information

Hodges University is licensed in accordance with the Florida Statutes Title XLVIII, K-20 Education Code, Ch. 1000-1013. For further information about Hodges University, contact the Department of Education in Tallahassee, Florida.

For additional information, please view our Consumer Information.

Hodges University is an Equal Opportunity Institute of Higher Learning

Hodges University is dedicated to the principle of equal opportunity for qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs. Inquiries concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act should be directed to the ADA Coordinator, Dr. Laura Stanford, Director of Student Experience at StudentExperience@hodges.edu.

Mail inquiries should be sent to the following address: Hodges University, Attn: ADA Coordinator, 2647 Professional Circle, Naples, FL 34119.

Hodges University Notice of Nondiscrimination

Hodges University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability in the provision of educational opportunities or employment opportunities and benefits.  All members of the University community are valued equally.

Hodges University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in the education programs and activities that it operates, pursuant to the requirements of all applicable federal and state legislation and regulations including, but not limited to, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  This policy extends to both employment by and admission to Hodges University.

Inquiries concerning Title IX, Section 504 should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Char Wendel, Legal Studies Program Chair.  Inquiries concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act should be directed to the ADA Coordinator, Dr. Laura Stanford, Director of Student Experience.

Mail inquiries should be sent to the following address: Hodges University, Attn: ADA Coordinator, 2647 Professional Circle, Naples, FL 34119.

Online / Distance Learning

Online learning / distance education students may initiate a complaint via email to onlinelearning@hodges.edu.  Out of state online learning / distance education students who have completed the Hodges University grievance process and the applicable state grievance process may appeal non-instructional complaints to the Florida State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Postsecondary Reciprocal Distance Education Coordinating Council (FL-SARA PRDEC).  For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL-SARA Complaint Process page.

General Institutional Information

Student Financial Information

All Title IV eligible students awarded financial aid, who have registered for classes, and whose awarded assistance is more than the institution’s charges, may use the projected excess funds to purchase books and supplies with Hodges’ approved online book vendor. These excess funds will be available on the online book vendor’s site once the student has registered for classes and completed all financial aid requirements.

Student Loan Information

Health and Safety

Title XI

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all forms, including sexual violence and/or harassment. Contact Dr. Charlene Wendel, Title IX Coordinator, cwendel@hodges.edu, or click here to report an incident. For more information, please refer to the Student Handbook.

SEXUAL PREDATORS AND OFFENDERS POLICY

The Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Act. In accordance with state statutes, registered sexual predators and sexual offenders must register with the Department of Law Enforcement. Convicted sex offenders from out of state must register in Florida within 48 hours of establishing residence. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has created a web tool for interested parties to search their database. This database may be used to find sex offenders and predators by name, address, city, county, or zip code: https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/sops/home.jsf. Information may also be obtained by contacting the FDLE toll-free: 1-888-357-7332. As part of the Jacob Wetterling Act, Hodges University will make notifications to the community of anyone who is enrolled or employed at the university. Known offenders currently enrolled or employed at Hodges University: There are none.

Hodges University is a Tobacco Free Campus

We are proud to announce that Hodges University is a 100 percent tobacco-free campus! At Hodges, we are committed to preparing students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional, and civic endeavors, as well as providing a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. Through this initiative, we provide various cessation resources, including programs and services, to students, faculty, and staff who express a desire to quit using tobacco products. We encourage you to “Breathe Easy at Hodges” and thank you for joining us in our efforts to be a tobacco-free university. Tobacco Free Policy.

Links to non-university maintained sites or content do not represent an endorsement by Hodges University or its affiliates.

Website Privacy Policy

  • Thank you for visiting Hodges’ website. Hodges University follows all rules and regulations as required by Florida Statutes, U.S. Federal laws, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Hodges University can be found online at www.hodges.edu. We also have two campus locations:- Naples Campus – 2647 Professional Circle, Naples, FL 34119 and Fort Myers Campus – 4501 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33966.
  • Our site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and/or alteration of information within our control. We make every reasonable effort to put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to secure the information we collect online. However, Hodges’ website privacy policy is not intended to be construed as a contractual promise.
  • We collect voluntarily provided data about our website visitors through account creation, application, and contact forms submitted via this site.
    Additionally, we use website tracking data to provide the best possible user experience. We also use cookies on our website to direct and tailor information based on your entry path to the site. This site also collects traffic and visitor information such as the internet domain and internet address of the computer you are using by using standard web analytics tools and tracking tools. Information collected is for internal use only to support student enrollment, respond to website visitor queries, and for website analytics.
  • If you comment on anything on our website, you are voluntarily submitting your email address and other information. This information will be used to post your details on our site in accord with regular use. If you would like your information removed, please request removal by emailing admit@hodges.edu. We will never sell or otherwise divulge your information to third parties. Hodges University conforms to applicable local, state, and federal regulations governing the collection and storing of personal information. You can opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising Features through Google’s Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means. If you would like to disable website tracking, please adjust the settings in your browser to block tracking.
  • Links to external Internet resources, including websites, are being provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Hodges University of any of the products, services, or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Hodges University bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.
  • All information on our website is provided for informational purposes only. Hodges is in no way recommending services to you through your use of our website. Hodges is held harmless from any problems that may arise based on the information found on our website.
  • Our website may be updated at any time. Our degree programs and financial aid programs may be adjusted or changed at any time and without any prior notice.
  • In general, Hodges’ website is intended for use by adults, unless specifically labeled for children. Hodges does not knowingly collect personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information of a child under the age of 13 that was not supplied to us voluntarily, we will delete that data from our systems.
  • All information contained on this website is copyrighted under the Copyright Act of 1976. You may not use any content including, but not limited to: images, faculty data, or logo without express permission from Hodges University.
  • If you are an individual inside the EU and you interact with Hodges in the context of this Notice, the GDPR provides the following rights. To exercise any of these rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer at Kupton@hodges.edu.
  • Be informed – collection and use of your data described herein;
  • Request access to or correct inaccurate personal data held about you;
  • Request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful;
  • Object to the processing of personal data for marketing purposes or on grounds relating to their particular situation;
  • Request restriction of processing of personal data in specific cases;
  • Obtain your personal data (‘data portability’);
  • Request to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing of personal data, including profiling.
  • Personal data will only be processed when the law permits this to happen. In some cases, Hodges may provide other information about its processing activities in its own supplemental or separate notice. Most commonly, personal data will be processed by Hodges in the following circumstances:
    • Where you have given us your consent.
    • In order to fulfill Hodges’ obligations to you as part of your contract of employment or enrollment.
    • Where Hodges needs to comply with a legal obligation (for example, the detection or prevention of crime and financial regulations).
    • Where it is necessary for Hodges’ legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
    • To protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another person (for example, in the case of a medical emergency).
    • In order to perform a task carried out in the public interest or the exercise of official authority vested in us.

As an American institution of higher education, the processing of almost all personal data by Hodges will take place in the United States. Visitors to this website acknowledge that personal data provided or collected through its website will be transferred to the United States, and by continuing to use such website, you consent to this transfer.
If you have any questions about our policies regarding your terms of use, please contact us at the email address admit@hodges.edu.

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