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 stayed relatively flat 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

Student Body

  • The student population of Fortis College-Montgomery has stayed relatively flat 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
Student:Teacher Ratio26:128:1
# Full-Time Students230 students1,004 students
# Part-Time Students85 students752 students
% Asian
-
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Fortis College-Montgomery and the percentage of Asian community college students in AL by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
% Hispanic
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Fortis College-Montgomery and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in AL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
76%
24%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Fortis College-Montgomery and the percentage of Black community college students in AL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
20%
61%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Fortis College-Montgomery and the percentage of White community college students in AL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
2%
10%
Diversity Score0.380.56
This chart display the diversity score of Fortis College-Montgomery and the community college average diversity score of AL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
46%
17%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Fortis College-Montgomery and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of AL by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$21,900$29,500

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
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%94%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$12,015$11,250
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$6,002$5,500
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.