Hodges University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
I obtained my Bachelors degree in 2010 from Hodges University. I was a full-time working single mother and beyond nervous but the admissions department put any worry I had to rest. The course work and expectations were laid out clearly and the professors were always more than willing to help. Hodges left a lasting impression on me and I have decided to return to their graduate program. My interest however has changed and I am transitioning out of business and into Mental Health Counseling. The fear of returning to school yet again as a full-time working single mother to pursue a completely different focus of study was nerve-racking as could be, but Hodges University and its amazing staff showed up for me once again, making the experience a comfortable one. Admissions answered any questions I had and both professors I interviewed with made sure that I knew their door was always open, even though I was only in interview stage. Thats when I knew Hodges was the University for me once again.
Classes are not offered every semester which puts students behind, not enough professor to choose from. In order to get register, everybody is so helpful but once inside the problems start. Also way to price for the education you get. Also terms are also seven weeks and you don't even learn all the material that is part of the syllabus.
I have attended Heritage University, Allied American University (online only), Campbell University (Great school), and now Hodges University (Blended). This has been due to my military and government civilian career. I have attended both online and both on-campus locations (Naples & Ft. Myers). The modern university has amazing faculty& staff, great amenities and is extremely modernized and high tech. The curriculum is not extremely challenging as the professors give you all the tools you need to succeed. That said, the homework is a bit much. I noticed it is common practice (both online and on-campus) that the professors give entirely too much coursework to take home when compared to my other schools I have attended in the past. The local area is in beautiful southwest Florida (choose the smaller Naples campus). Overall, the school is great for all ages from fresh out of high school to those who are older. This school is a great option for all.
I have received two degrees from Hodges University. Both were challenging, affordable and prepared me for the professional environment adequately. The Hodges University staff are helpful at every level, and the faculty is knowledgable and genuinely concerned about student welfare and education outcome. The school has bronze standard accreditation, and lacks many of the industry professional specific accreditation and certification needed to compete with other private institutions. The management claims to be working on obtaining said certification, but after nearly 4 years of association with the university, I have seen no real progress or change. If you are a prospective online student, you may find better value elsewhere, at schools that can offer professional certification bundled with your degree of choice. Hodges is a good school, trying to become a great University. They have awesome faculty and staff, but need real leadership to transform into an excellent value... Something their management talks a lot about, but has consistently failed to produce.
I started classes with Hodges University on the fall 2013 after trying to enroll with at least 3 other online universities. I declined the others because there was always something I didn't totally like about them. I don't have any complaints about the school, finances, professors, etc. I think Hodges is a good university, the staff and professors are friendly and helpful. The finances are well organized, they have schedules for refunds (this is something of interest) so whatever is supposed to be refunded to the student; it will be refunded through Higher One (this can be routed to your personal bank). I do not have to beg anyone for anything. I am part time student and haven't graduated yet, I'm thinking about upgrading my degree to bachelor's but after reading some reviews, I will stay with Hodges. I just wanted to see if there were any other programs with less credits; but seems like Hodges has a very solid legal curriculum already. I wanted to leave a review since Hodges doesn't have any. The only down part is that they don't give military discount to spouses unless the military member goes active but considering other universities tuitions; I think, I can live without the discount. The semesters last 4 months and they offer mini terms, lots of readings and assignments to complete, the final exams are proctored (I hated the idea but it doesn't bother me anymore). I think, complaining about workload is not an option when trying for a career.