Fortis Institute-Cookeville

  • 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 226 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 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 26%.
  • Fortis Institute-Cookeville is the only community colleges within Putnam County, TN.
  • The nearest community college to Fortis Institute-Cookeville is Roane State Community College (51.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Fortis Institute-Cookeville places among the top 20% of community colleges in Tennessee for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 41% over five years.
Fortis Institute-Cookeville(TN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty14 staff29 staff
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Fortis Institute-Cookeville has grown by 24% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Fortis Institute-Cookeville diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has declined by 47% over five years.
Total Enrollment226 students631 students
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:130:1
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students226 students369 students
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Black (2007-2016)
% White
Fortis Institute-Cookeville White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Fortis Institute-Cookeville More (2008-2016)
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.060.42
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,300$29,500
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,715 is less than the state average of $13,844. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,715$13,844
Fortis Institute-Cookeville In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
Fortis Institute-Cookeville % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,970$17,000
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,194$6,297
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate83%88%
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Percent Admitted (2007-2008)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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).

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,573 per year for in-state students and $14,803 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,844 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.