Fortis College

School Highlights

Fortis College serves 322 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.

Top Rankings

Fortis College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Alabama for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Fortis College(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationNot applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 years (below associate)At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty16 staff75 staff
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Number of Programs Offered54

Student Body

The student population of Fortis College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 52:1 over five years.
The Fortis College diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment322 students1,808 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:129:1
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# Full-Time Students322 students869 students
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# Part-Time Students-939 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
3%
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% Black
66%
26%
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% White
29%
61%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.480.56
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College Completion Rate
47%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$21,900$29,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $12,871 is less than the state average of $13,433. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$12,871$13,433
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$10,655
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate (Year 2013)73%73%
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Fortis College is Remington College-Mobile Campus (3.7 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,516 per year for in-state students and $7,533 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,433 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alabama community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.