Fortis College-Richmond

2000 Westmoreland Street, Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230
School Highlights
Fortis College-Richmond serves 491 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Fortis College-Richmond is one of 2 community colleges within Henrico County, VA.
The nearest community college to Fortis College-Richmond is J Sargeant Reynolds Community College (4.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Fortis College-Richmond places among the top 20% of community colleges in Virginia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Fortis College-Richmond(VA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty30 staff45 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Fortis College-Richmond has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The Fortis College-Richmond diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment491 students1,577 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:136:1
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# Full-Time Students491 students717 students
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% Asian
2%
6%
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% Hispanic
4%
8%
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% Black
70%
22%
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% White
21%
57%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.460.62
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College Completion Rate
43%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,200$29,400
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $13,896 is less than the state average of $14,297. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,896$14,297
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,014$10,502
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
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Acceptance Rate58%75%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Fortis College-Richmond is J Sargeant Reynolds Community College (4.0 miles away).
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For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,550 per year for in-state students and $9,760 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,297 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.