Founded in 1990 as International College, Hodges University has established itself as one of the premier private universities in the State of Florida. The name was changed to Hodges University in May, 2007 to honor a generous gift by Earl and Thelma Hodges, long-time residents of Naples and avid supporters of the institution. 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. Providing students with programs that prepare them for careers, Hodges believes in flexible class scheduling, allowing students to attend weekly classes that suit their busy lifestyles. The University also meets the needs of today’s students by offering a wide variety of academic delivery methods and student services, both on campus and in the distance education arena.