Fortis College-Montgomery

School Highlights
  • Fortis College-Montgomery serves 315 students (73% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Fortis College-Montgomery is one of 4 community colleges within Montgomery County, AL.
  • The nearest community college to Fortis College-Montgomery is South University-Montgomery (3.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Fortis College-Montgomery places among the top 20% of community colleges in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Fortis College-Montgomery(AL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty12 staff73 staff
Fortis College-Montgomery Total Faculty (2010-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Fortis College-Montgomery has declined by 23% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Fortis College-Montgomery diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment315 students1,756 students
Fortis College-Montgomery Total Enrollment (2010-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:128:1
Fortis College-Montgomery Student Staff Ratio (2010-2016)
# Full-Time Students230 students1,004 students
Fortis College-Montgomery Full-Time Students (2010-2016)
# Part-Time Students85 students752 students
Fortis College-Montgomery Part-Time Students (2012-2016)
Fortis College-Montgomery Enrollment Breakdown AL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
-
1%
Fortis College-Montgomery Asian (2010-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
2%
Fortis College-Montgomery Hispanic (2010-2016)
% Black
76%
24%
Fortis College-Montgomery Black (2010-2016)
% White
20%
61%
Fortis College-Montgomery White (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
10%
Fortis College-Montgomery Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.380.56
Fortis College-Montgomery Diversity Score (2010-2016)
College Completion Rate
46%
17%
Fortis College-Montgomery Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2010-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$21,900$29,700
Fortis College-Montgomery Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $20,579 is more than the state average of $12,889. The private state tuition has grown by 48% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$20,579$12,889
Fortis College-Montgomery In-State Tuition Fees (2011-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%94%
Fortis College-Montgomery % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2010-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,015$11,500
Fortis College-Montgomery Median debt for students who have completed (2010-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,002$6,002
Fortis College-Montgomery Median debt for students who have not completed (2010-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $8,152 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,889 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Alabama community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.