Fortis College-Winter Park

  • 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.
School Highlights
  • Fortis College-Winter Park serves 14 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Fortis College-Winter Park is one of 14 community colleges within Orange County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Fortis College-Winter Park is Adventist University of Health Sciences (1.2 miles away).

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School Overview

    Fortis College-Winter Park(FL) Community College Avg.
    Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
    Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
    Total Faculty- staff37 staff
    Fortis College-Winter Park Total Faculty (2007-2012)

    Student Body

    • The student population of Fortis College-Winter Park has declined by 94% over five years.
    • The Fortis College-Winter Park diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
    Total Enrollment14 students1,142 students
    Fortis College-Winter Park Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
    Student : Teacher Ratio0:138:1
    Fortis College-Winter Park Student Staff Ratio (2007-2012)
    # Full-Time Students14 students487 students
    Fortis College-Winter Park Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
    Fortis College-Winter Park Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
    % Asian
    Fortis College-Winter Park Asian (2007-2011)
    % Hispanic
    Fortis College-Winter Park Hispanic (2007-2016)
    % Black
    Fortis College-Winter Park Black (2007-2016)
    % White
    Fortis College-Winter Park White (2007-2016)
    % Two or more races
    Fortis College-Winter Park More (2011-2013)
    % Non Resident races
    Fortis College-Winter Park Non Resident (2009-2013)
    Fortis College-Winter Park Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
    Diversity Score0.580.60
    Fortis College-Winter Park Diversity Score (2007-2016)
    College Completion Rate
    Fortis College-Winter Park Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,600$30,300
    Fortis College-Winter Park Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

    Finances and Admission

    • The private state tuition of $3,500 is less than the state average of $15,054. The private state tuition has declined by 79% over four years.
    Private State Tuition Fees$3,500$15,054
    Fortis College-Winter Park In-State Tuition Fees (2011-2016)
    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%93%
    Fortis College-Winter Park % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
    Median Debt for Graduates$16,500$11,875
    Fortis College-Winter Park Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$9,167$6,334
    Fortis College-Winter Park Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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    Did You Know?
    For Orange County, FL private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,109 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

    Orange County, FL 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 Orange County, FL is Herzing University-Winter Park. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.