Fortis College-Smyrna

School Highlights

Fortis College-Smyrna serves 715 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 80% over five years.
Fortis College-Smyrna(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Health ProfessionsAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty54 staff209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Fortis College-Smyrna has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Fortis College-Smyrna diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment715 students2,470 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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# Full-Time Students715 students929 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
14%
8%
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% Black
65%
33%
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% White
14%
44%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
8%
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Diversity Score0.540.68
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College Completion Rate
52%
40%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,700$29,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $13,290 is more than the state average of $4,028. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,290 is more than the state average of $7,597. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$13,290$4,028
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Out-State Tuition Fees$13,290$7,597
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,000$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%72%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Fortis College-Smyrna is Lincoln College of Technology-Marietta (0.5 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,028 per year for in-state students and $7,597 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,445 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.