Fortis College-Orange Park
- At Fortis College, we pride ourselves in providing postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of degree and diploma programs. These programs are designed to assist students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities. Fortis College also strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education. We provide an educational process that offers a change-oriented approach giving graduates the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in existing and emerging career occupations. Our mission is to attract and retain qualified instructors who are effective in the classroom and familiar with appropriate current medical, and/or technical practices; and to develop in students a professional attitude and an awareness of contemporary career practices through exposure to pragmatic course content and to faculty currently engaged in enterprise.
- The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
|Fortis College-Orange Park||(FL) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private, for profit||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||14 staff||37 staff|
|Total Enrollment||312 students||1,142 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||22:1||38:1|
|# Full-Time Students||312 students||487 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$22,900||$30,300|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Fortis College-Orange Park is Everest University-Orange Park (0.2 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 558 students | 0.20 Mi805 Wells Rd
Orange Park,  FL  32073
- 570 students | 7.60 Mi8226 Phillips Hwy
Jacksonville,  FL  32256
- 164 students | 8.40 Mi3563 Phillips Highway Building E Suite 501
Jacksonville,  FL  32207
- 340 students | 9.40 Mi10255 Fortune Parkway, Suite 501
Jacksonville,  FL  32256
- 25,514 students | 10.60 Mi501 W State St
Jacksonville,  FL  32202
The Online Education Initiative will greatly expand course offerings for community college students, while making the transfer process between institutions much more smooth. The Initiative has its critics, however, who decry the loss of local control over education.
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
After City College of San Francisco loses its accreditation, other community colleges in the state are facing warnings, sanctions and possible loss of accreditation as well.