Fortis College-Largo

School Highlights
  • Fortis College-Largo serves 207 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Fortis College-Largo is one of 4 community colleges within Pinellas County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Fortis College-Largo is St Petersburg College (0.8 miles away).

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Fortis College-Largo places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Fortis College-Largo(FL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty13 staff37 staff
Fortis College-Largo Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Fortis College-Largo has declined by 48% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Fortis College-Largo diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment207 students1,142 students
Fortis College-Largo Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:138:1
Fortis College-Largo Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students207 students487 students
Fortis College-Largo Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Fortis College-Largo Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Fortis College-Largo Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Fortis College-Largo Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Fortis College-Largo Black (2007-2016)
% White
Fortis College-Largo White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Fortis College-Largo Non Resident (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Fortis College-Largo Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.730.60
Fortis College-Largo Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Fortis College-Largo Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2010-2012)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,600$30,300
Fortis College-Largo Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $26,780 is more than the state average of $15,054. The private state tuition has grown by 782% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$26,780$15,054
Fortis College-Largo In-State Tuition Fees (2011-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%91%
Fortis College-Largo % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$16,500$11,875
Fortis College-Largo Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,167$6,334
Fortis College-Largo Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,464 per year for in-state students and $11,973 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,054 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 89%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Florida is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.