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.
School Highlights
  • Fortis College-Orange Park serves 312 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Fortis College-Orange Park is one of 2 community colleges within Clay County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Fortis College-Orange Park is Everest University-Orange Park (0.2 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Fortis College-Orange Park(FL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty14 staff37 staff
Fortis College-Orange Park Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Fortis College-Orange Park has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Fortis College-Orange Park diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment312 students1,142 students
Fortis College-Orange Park Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:138:1
Fortis College-Orange Park Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students312 students487 students
Fortis College-Orange Park Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Fortis College-Orange Park Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Fortis College-Orange Park Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
10%
24%
Fortis College-Orange Park Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
29%
17%
Fortis College-Orange Park Black (2007-2016)
% White
54%
69%
Fortis College-Orange Park White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Fortis College-Orange Park More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
2%
Fortis College-Orange Park Non Resident (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
-
Fortis College-Orange Park Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.610.60
Fortis College-Orange Park Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
62%
59%
Fortis College-Orange Park Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,900$30,300
Fortis College-Orange Park Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2012-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $14,208 is less than the state average of $15,054. The private state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,208$15,054
Fortis College-Orange Park In-State Tuition Fees (2011-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%91%
Fortis College-Orange Park % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,667$11,875
Fortis College-Orange Park Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$6,334
Fortis College-Orange Park 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.