Hodges University Reviews

3.15 out of 5 stars
(19 Reviews)
  • Naples (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,180
45% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Alumni - 1/30/2020
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2019
"Hodges University is an excellent place to grow both personally and professionally. Its experienced professors are also working professionals that help you enhance your education and expand your knowledge base every step of the way. The coursework involved with the Johnson School of Business is very challenging, which is why most students fail to meet their high demands. In fact, many students choose to transfer after reaching the upper-level courses due to their challenging nature. The standards are truly high at this school. However, if you are a dedicated student who wants to work hard to succeed both academically and professionally, Hodges University is a great fit for you."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Alumni - 11/2/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2019
"The accounting and finance programs are academically challenging, but the school has a good reputation in Southwest Florida. The earning potential after obtaining an applicable degree is limitless. Hodges Grads are highly regarded by large corporations, professional firms, and small businesses as well."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Hodges Grad - 10/26/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018
"Hodges is a private school, so it is fairly expensive compared to the tuition of public universities. The business programs require a lot of professional writing and involve a rigorous accelerated learning format. So, it's tough, but they prepare you to succeed."
5.0 out of 5 stars
HU Graduate - 10/25/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"Hodges University is an excellent place to grow both personally and professionally. Its experienced professors are also working professionals that help you enhance your education and expand your knowledge base every step of the way. The coursework involved with the Johnson School of Business is very challenging, which is why most students fail to meet their high demands. In fact, many students choose to transfer after reaching the upper-level courses due to their challenging nature. The standards are truly high at this school. However, if you are a dedicated student who wants to work hard to succeed both academically and professionally, Hodges University is a great fit for you."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jorge Sanz - 5/30/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2020
"Hodges for me has been my second home. I started with ESL classes and that program is awesome. I am getting better little by little in English but, I am still learning because languages take time. I was afraid to get in a program because I though it would not be easy for me but, it was not difficulty.Hodges has gave me the tools to move forward in my future. I am currently enrolled in Accounting and this my second year. Thank you Hodges."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Kevin Carter - 4/30/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2019
"I recently completed my Bachelor's degree in Information Technology utilizing the self paced (UPower) learning system at Hodges. This system worked extremely well for me as an adult student trying to balance the hectic life schedule of being a Father, working a full time job, and trying to have some semblance of a life. As a result, the ability to move through some courses where I already had good proficiency from real life skills quickly while taking more time with classes that I needed more experience with worked well. There are two warnings I will give to students considering this path. 1. You must be dedicated and self motivated to finish. There is no teacher staying on top of your work and demanding that you finish by the deadline. If you're self motivated you'll do fine, but if you know you need someone to hold you accountable, you're likely to fall behind. Since I was able to move quickly, I kept my debt level down, and the total cost to finish this degree was only 12,000 dollars which I felt was reasonable. Other students may find that it grows very quickly to a rate more than you expected. 2. You must be able to be a self learner. Some instructors were great, responding to questions within just hours and truly helping you through difficult material quickly. Other instructors would leave emails unanswered for days, and even then only give half answered questions. By the end of my time I generally knew whether I could rely on the instructor for the program to be useful or not. This meant that I had to often times look for help outside the course to master some required course materials. Whether the instructor is helpful or not, you have to prove your mastery. In the end I'd give the school a rating of 3/5 overall. I'm pleased with what I learned, I'm glad I have my degree, and I plan to continue further. For a student like me, I'd recommend Hodges for their Bachelor's degree. For students with different needs, who have less real world experience, or who are seeking higher level degrees I'd recommend you look elsewhere."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Do not go here - 4/30/2019
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2008
"This school is a scam. Go to FSW or FGCU for a fraction of the price! I owe them 40k for an associate degree that I could have gotten for 6k. They suckered me and NEVER told me the real price of their services. I was young and naive, please ask lots of questions and ask for the cost up front! Hodges is not your only choice. I am now in my thirties taking online classes at Fsw and it's so much better than Hodges."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Kasey C - 12/18/2018
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2011
"I was able to attend their hybrid program that allowed students to attend classes, typically after the work day at a satellite campus. For this reason, I was able to continue working full time. It was difficult to juggle the demands of both my career and school, but I was able to graduate on time and received a promotion within my job shortly after I graduated. The professor was good, but sometimes lacked insight into the current work culture. Overall I was happy with my decision to go to Hodges, I was able to graduate with a bachelors without moving elsewhere. The coursework was somewhat challenging, although I would have liked to be more challenged. The online format for some classes was easy to follow and did not have many glitches."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Undergrad - 12/5/2018
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2022
"I was so excited to go back to school (after 14 years) to finish my accounting degree. First semester went well, then they changed their curriculum to accelerated learning which really translates to rush you through the most complex of courses in 4 weeks. They reduced the class credits to 3 (from 4) so to be full time, you had to take 4 classes in a semester...seemed okay since we were only taking one class at a time. Then I took Intro to Federal Income Tax...we met once a week (first week was missed due to a holiday) and had to do one full chapter every other day with quizzes due on Sunday. I loved the material and the professor but even having strong interest in the topic did not make it feasible to cram 12 chapters of tax history and equations in 4 weeks with any type of real proficiency. I spoke to my course advisor and was essentially made to feel like I was lacking in devotion. Like many others, I have a family (kids, husband, dogs, the works) and I did what I could to carve out the the required/recommended 4 hours a day to try and keep up. I AM devoted to my education but very few people who attend Hodges are in the position to drop all life to pass a course. Just to PASS the course, mind you...no time to actually take anything away from the education. News flash Hodges...some of this course material is actually necessary for the careers were in or going into. Im sitting back to see if they either A) revert back to sanity and teach again or B) work out the kinks to make this a feasible learning style for the average brain. Aside from alllll that, loved the campus and the atmosphere. Everything I was looking for in a college in my 30s...feeling a little cheated with my last course so well see what happens. Good luck to you all!"
2.0 out of 5 stars
Liz - 8/8/2018
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 1992
"I was in my second semester at Hodges when they cut the already too short 7 week courses to 4 weeks. I'm a student with a disability that already struggles. 4 weeks will not work and my doctor has said that 4 week courses is not healthy. This combined with the removal of my tuition discount (and increase in tuition) is forcing me to transfer to another school. This makes me sad because I really liked my professors and classmates."
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