School Highlights

Fortis College serves 399 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 399 students
  • Private-state tuition: $12,871
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Fortis College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 143% over five years.
Fortis College
(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 years (below associate)
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
39 staff
153 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
5
4

Student Body

The student population of Fortis College has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Fortis College diversity score of 0.55 is equal to the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
399 students
1,674 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
399 students
755 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
919 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Fortis College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of AL by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Fortis College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of AL.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
651 students
343 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
399 students
755 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Fortis College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
7 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
1,028 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
168 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Fortis College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in AL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Asian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Fortis College and the percentage of Asian community college students in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Fortis College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
58%
24%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Fortis College and the percentage of Black community college students in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
33%
62%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Fortis College and the percentage of White community college students in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Fortis College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fortis College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score
0.55
0.55
This chart display the diversity score of Fortis College and the community college average diversity score of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
50%
26%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Fortis College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.17%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$21,900
$29,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Fortis College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of AL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $12,871 is less than the state average of $13,905. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$12,871
$13,905
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Fortis College and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
93%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Fortis College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$10,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Fortis College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,236
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Fortis College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
73%
73%
SAT Reading
n/a
530
SAT Math
n/a
545
ACT Composite
n/a
23
ACT English
n/a
21
ACT Math
n/a
22
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Fortis College cost?

Fortis College's private state tuition is approximately $12,871.

What is the acceptance rate of Fortis College?

The acceptance rate of Fortis College is 73%, which is equal to the state average of 73%.

What is Fortis College's ranking?

Fortis College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Alabama for: Diversity in US community colleges and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 399 students
  • Private-state tuition: $12,871
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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