Fortis Institute-Cookeville

Tel: (931)526-3660
207 students
Private for-profit
MedVance Institute offers training to individuals who are planning today to be part of the medical profession tomorrow. To help meet the national demand for allied health professionals, MedVance is focused on offering its students a variety of medical programs.
School Highlights:
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Fortis Institute-Cookeville serves 207 students (100.00% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the community college average of 30:1.
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Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
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Fortis Institute-Cookeville is the only community colleges within Putnam County, TN.
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The nearest community college is Roane State Community College (51.26 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 45% over five years.
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 13 staff
61 staff
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 207 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 207 students 1,296 students
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 207 students
815 students
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Black (2006-2013)
% White
Fortis Institute-Cookeville White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Fortis Institute-Cookeville More (2007-2013)
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.12 0.53
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $14,418 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,418 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $14,418 $5,694
Fortis Institute-Cookeville In-State Tuition Fees (2008-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,418 $10,252
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Out-State Tuition Fees (2008-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
Fortis Institute-Cookeville % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • MedVance Institute, formerly known as Cumberland School of Medical Technology, was established in June 1970 in Cookeville, Tennessee with a program of study for Medical Laboratory Technicians. The school was founded to provide career opportunities in the allied health professions. Graduates of the school are employed throughout the region and surrounding states in hospital laboratories, reference laboratories, medical businesses and industry. In May of 2000 KIMC Investments, L.P. acquired both campuses of Cumberland School of Technology. The school name was changed to MedVance Institute in July 2000 and two new programs, Medical Assistant and Medical Coding Specialist, were added to the curriculum. In 2001 Limited X-Ray, Patient Care Technician, Dental Assistant, Phlebotomy and Radiology Technology programs were added. In November 2001, The Florida Board of Education, Commission For Independent Education granted licensure for MedVance Institute to open a campus in Atlantis, Florida. The programs offered include Bio- Medical Electronics, Medical Laboratory Technology, Radiologic Technology, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Coding Specialist, Medical Office Administration, Patient Care Technician and Phlebotomy.On Jan 24, 2002 the Florida Commission approved additional new programs including Pharmacy Technician, Clinical Lab Assistant and the certificate program, Nursing Assistant. In March 2002, the Council of Occupational Education approved the Atlantis, Florida location of MedVance as an accredited branch of the main campus located in Cookeville, Tennessee. Medvance Institute offers Occupational Associate Degree program in Medical Laboratory Technology (18-Month Program) and Radiologic Technology (24-Month Program). Diploma programs includes Medical Assistant (9-Month Program), Medical Coding Specialist (12-Month Program), Medical Office Administration (9-Month Program), Pharmacy Technician (9-Month Program) and Surgical Technology (13-Month Program). The MedVance Institute campuses in Tennessee, Texas, Miami and Palm Springs, Florida are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,668 per year for in-state students and $13,427 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,533 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Remington College-Nashville Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.