Fortis Institute-Erie

5757 W 26th St
Erie, PA 16506-1013
Tel: (814)838-7673
1,011 students
Private for-profit
The mission of Tri-State Business Institute to provide students with the practical skills and the responsible behaviors necessary to secure rewarding careers in their specialized fields of study. To accomplish this mission, the Institute provides students with updated postsecondary technical knowledge and skill level.
School Highlights:
Fortis Institute-Erie serves 1,011 students (57% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Fortis Institute-Erie is one of 5 community colleges within Erie County, PA.
The nearest community college is Erie Institute Of Technology (EIT) (4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Fortis Institute-Erie Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,011 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,011 students
1,303 students
Fortis Institute-Erie Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
578 students
836 students
Fortis Institute-Erie Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 433 students
1,046 students
Fortis Institute-Erie Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Fortis Institute-Erie sch enrollment Fortis Institute-Erie sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Fortis Institute-Erie Hispanic (2008-2012)
% Black
Fortis Institute-Erie Black (2006-2012)
% White
Fortis Institute-Erie White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Fortis Institute-Erie More (2010-2012)
Fortis Institute-Erie sch ethnicity Fortis Institute-Erie sta ethnicity
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. 0.27 0.45
Fortis Institute-Erie Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $13,818 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,818 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,818 $5,940
Fortis Institute-Erie In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,818 $10,072
Fortis Institute-Erie Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Tri-State Business Institute offers Associate in Specialized Business Degree and Diploma programs in Programming, Database Administration, Digital Graphic & Multimedia Design, Microcomputer Applications, Networking, Web Site Development, Security / Forensics, Business Administration / Accounting, Business Administration / Marketing and Management, Professional Administrative Assistant, Nursing, Medical Transcription, Therapeutic Massage, Medical Coding, Medical Records, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, EMT / Paramedic, Legal careers, Cosmetology careers and welding careers. Tri-State Business Institute is an authorized Microsoft Office Specialist Testing Site and an Authorized Prometric/Certiport Testing Center. We offer certification exams for many of the skill areas within our programs. You can take a class and get certified right away. Tri-State Business Institute has successfully tested and certified over 700 students in Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Cisco, CompTIA, NCCT, and CIW. The library/resource center offers reference sources and a collection of books, journals, magazines, and materials related to the curriculums offered at the school. TSBI is a member of the Northwest Interlibrary Cooperative of Pennsylvania (NICOP) which allows for the sharing of library materials by Northwestern Pennsylvania Post-Secondary Educational Institutions. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Occupational Associate Degrees and Diplomas.

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  • ErieErie Institute Of Technology (EIT)
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    940 Millcreek Mall
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    4 mi | 205 students                      
  • ErieErie Institute of Technology Inc
    Private for-profit
    940 Millcreek Mall
    Private for-profit
    4 mi | 248 students                      
  • ErieTriangle Tech Inc-Erie
    Private for-profit
    2000 Liberty St
    Private for-profit
    5 mi | 92 students                      
  • ErieErie Business Center-Erie
    Private for-profit
    246 W Ninth St
    Private for-profit
    5.8 mi | 247 students                      
  • MeadvilleBusiness institute of pennsylvania-Titusville
    628 arch st ste b105
    30.4 mi | n/a students                      
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Did You Know?
Erie 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 0.43, which is lower than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Erie is Erie Institute Of Technology (EIT). Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.