Fortis Institute-Scranton

517 Ash Street, Scranton
PA, 18509-2903
364 students
Private for-profit

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School Highlights:
Fortis Institute-Scranton serves 364 students (91% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Fortis Institute-Scranton is one of 6 community colleges within Lackawanna County, PA.
The nearest community college is Lackawanna College (0.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Fortis Institute-Scranton 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 364 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 142:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 37% over five years.
Total Enrollment
364 students
1,287 students
Fortis Institute-Scranton Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
332 students
832 students
Fortis Institute-Scranton Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 32 students
1,021 students
Fortis Institute-Scranton Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Fortis Institute-Scranton sch enrollment Fortis Institute-Scranton sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Fortis Institute-Scranton Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Fortis Institute-Scranton Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Fortis Institute-Scranton Black (2006-2012)
% White
Fortis Institute-Scranton White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Fortis Institute-Scranton More (2008-2010)
Fortis Institute-Scranton sch ethnicity Fortis Institute-Scranton 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. 0.33 0.45
Fortis Institute-Scranton Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $24,438 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $24,438 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $24,438 $5,940
Fortis Institute-Scranton In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $24,438 $10,072
Fortis Institute-Scranton Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 97%
Fortis Institute-Scranton Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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