• 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 440 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 62%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 440 students
  • In-state tuition: $14,208
  • Out-state tuition: $14,208
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 54% over five years.
Fortis College-Orange Park
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
37 staff
128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Fortis College-Orange Park has grown by 41% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Fortis College-Orange Park diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
440 students
3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
440 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
2,273 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
100 students
% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
6%
30%
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% Black
35%
18%
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% White
47%
38%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.65
0.73
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College Completion Rate
58%
67%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$22,900
$31,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Fortis College-Orange Park and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of FL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $14,208 is more than the state average of $5,404. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,208 is more than the state average of $11,632. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$14,208
$5,404
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$14,208
$11,632
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
98%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,389
$10,413
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Fortis College-Orange Park and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,834
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Fortis College-Orange Park and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
84%
SAT Reading
n/a
442
SAT Math
n/a
429
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 440 students
  • In-state tuition: $14,208
  • Out-state tuition: $14,208
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,404 per year for in-state students and $11,632 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,410 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Florida is Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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