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12/4/2014 Member News

Hodges University named to the 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges List

NAPLES FL. — Hodges University announced today that it has been designated a 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media, creator of STEM JobsSM media, which provides education and career resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges inaugural list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high demand, high growth STEM occupations.

Hodges was among over 1,600 schools participating in the STEM JobsSM survey process. Schools submitting surveys were scored on publicly available data and responses to proprietary questions around three key indicators of success: STEM job alignment, STEM job placement, and diversity in a school’s STEM programs. Hodges will be featured in the winter 2015 issue of STEM JobsSM magazine, along with the entire 2015 list of STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges.

“The research speaks for itself regarding STEM education,” said Dr. Al Ball, Dean of the Fisher School of Technology at Hodges.  “Our faculty members are committed to providing Hodges technology students the connection between the curriculum and positive career outcomes.  Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment in occupations related to STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—will grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022.  Connecting our students to these opportunities is key and this designation shows our continued commitment.”

With the list of STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges we’re able to help parents, students and guidance counselors evaluate how well education is translating into real-world jobs, and how responsive institutions are to meeting those demands,” said Daniel Nichols, President of STEM JobsSM. “We’re pleased to showcase schools like Hodges as a school leading the way in this area.”

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