• MedVance Institute offers training to individuals who are planning today to be part of the medical profession tomorrow. To help meet the national demand for allied health professionals, MedVance is focused on offering its students a variety of medical programs.

School Highlights

Fortis Institute-Cookeville serves 302 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 302 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,715
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Minority enrollment: 12%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Fortis Institute-Cookeville ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 14 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Fortis Institute-Cookeville
(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
14 staff
81 staff
This chart display total faculty of Fortis Institute-Cookeville and community college average number of faculty in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Fortis Institute-Cookeville has grown by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The Fortis Institute-Cookeville diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
302 students
890 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Fortis Institute-Cookeville and community college average number of enrollment of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
12:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Fortis Institute-Cookeville and community college average student staff ratio of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
302 students
638 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
1,460 students
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This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of TN.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
398 students
406 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
302 students
638 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Fortis Institute-Cookeville and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
1,612 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
12 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
195 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Fortis Institute-Cookeville and the percentage of Asian community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Fortis Institute-Cookeville and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
3%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Fortis Institute-Cookeville and the percentage of Black community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
88%
73%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Fortis Institute-Cookeville and the percentage of White community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Fortis Institute-Cookeville and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fortis Institute-Cookeville.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score
0.22
0.44
This chart display the diversity score of Fortis Institute-Cookeville and the community college average diversity score of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
58%
29%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Fortis Institute-Cookeville and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.37%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,300
$29,000
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Fortis Institute-Cookeville and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of TN by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $13,715 is more than the state average of $13,551. The private state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$13,715
$13,551
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Fortis Institute-Cookeville and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
96%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Fortis Institute-Cookeville and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,970
$10,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Fortis Institute-Cookeville and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in TN by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,194
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Fortis Institute-Cookeville and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in TN by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
83%
91%
This chart display the percent admitted of Fortis Institute-Cookeville and the community college average percent admitted of TN by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
415
SAT Math
n/a
455
SAT Writing
n/a
469
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
19
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • MedVance Institute, formerly known as Cumberland School of Medical Technology, was established in June 1970 in Cookeville, Tennessee with a program of study for Medical Laboratory Technicians. The school was founded to provide career opportunities in the allied health professions. Graduates of the school are employed throughout the region and surrounding states in hospital laboratories, reference laboratories, medical businesses and industry. In May of 2000 KIMC Investments, L.P. acquired both campuses of Cumberland School of Technology. The school name was changed to MedVance Institute in July 2000 and two new programs, Medical Assistant and Medical Coding Specialist, were added to the curriculum. In 2001 Limited X-Ray, Patient Care Technician, Dental Assistant, Phlebotomy and Radiology Technology programs were added. In November 2001, The Florida Board of Education, Commission For Independent Education granted licensure for MedVance Institute to open a campus in Atlantis, Florida. The programs offered include Bio- Medical Electronics, Medical Laboratory Technology, Radiologic Technology, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Coding Specialist, Medical Office Administration, Patient Care Technician and Phlebotomy.On Jan 24, 2002 the Florida Commission approved additional new programs including Pharmacy Technician, Clinical Lab Assistant and the certificate program, Nursing Assistant. In March 2002, the Council of Occupational Education approved the Atlantis, Florida location of MedVance as an accredited branch of the main campus located in Cookeville, Tennessee. Medvance Institute offers Occupational Associate Degree program in Medical Laboratory Technology (18-Month Program) and Radiologic Technology (24-Month Program). Diploma programs includes Medical Assistant (9-Month Program), Medical Coding Specialist (12-Month Program), Medical Office Administration (9-Month Program), Pharmacy Technician (9-Month Program) and Surgical Technology (13-Month Program). The MedVance Institute campuses in Tennessee, Texas, Miami and Palm Springs, Florida are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Fortis Institute-Cookeville cost?

Fortis Institute-Cookeville's private state tuition is approximately $13,715.

What is the acceptance rate of Fortis Institute-Cookeville?

The acceptance rate of Fortis Institute-Cookeville is 83%, which is lower than the state average of 91%.

What is Fortis Institute-Cookeville's ranking?

Fortis Institute-Cookeville ranks among the top 20% of community college in Tennessee for: Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 302 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,715
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Minority enrollment: 12%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,142 per year for in-state students and $15,666 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,551 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is William R Moore College of Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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