Fortis Institute-Erie (Closed 2020)

5757 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16506
  • The mission of Tri-State Business Institute to provide students with the practical skills and the responsible behaviors necessary to secure rewarding careers in their specialized fields of study. To accomplish this mission, the Institute provides students with updated postsecondary technical knowledge and skill level.

School Highlights

Fortis Institute-Erie served 9 students (100% of students were full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 1:1 was lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment was 74% of the student body (majority Black), which was more than the state average of 39%.

School Overview

Fortis Institute-Erie
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
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 not-for-profit
Total Faculty
7 staff
59 staff
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Student Body

Total Enrollment
9 students
458 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
1:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
9 students
292 students
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# Part-Time Students
210 students
166 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
113 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
9 students
297 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
210 students
243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
330 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
n/a
% Asian
n/a
4%
% Hispanic
5%
9%
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% Black
16%
12%
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% White
26%
61%
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% Two or more races
16%
2%
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% Non Resident races
16%
1%
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% Unknown races
16%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.83
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1%
57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,500
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Private State Tuition Fees
$13,010
$17,991
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,875
$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,703
$6,111
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Acceptance Rate
85%
84%
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SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Tri-State Business Institute offers Associate in Specialized Business Degree and Diploma programs in Programming, Database Administration, Digital Graphic & Multimedia Design, Microcomputer Applications, Networking, Web Site Development, Security / Forensics, Business Administration / Accounting, Business Administration / Marketing and Management, Professional Administrative Assistant, Nursing, Medical Transcription, Therapeutic Massage, Medical Coding, Medical Records, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, EMT / Paramedic, Legal careers, Cosmetology careers and welding careers. Tri-State Business Institute is an authorized Microsoft Office Specialist Testing Site and an Authorized Prometric/Certiport Testing Center. We offer certification exams for many of the skill areas within our programs. You can take a class and get certified right away. Tri-State Business Institute has successfully tested and certified over 700 students in Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Cisco, CompTIA, NCCT, and CIW. The library/resource center offers reference sources and a collection of books, journals, magazines, and materials related to the curriculums offered at the school. TSBI is a member of the Northwest Interlibrary Cooperative of Pennsylvania (NICOP) which allows for the sharing of library materials by Northwestern Pennsylvania Post-Secondary Educational Institutions. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Occupational Associate Degrees and Diplomas.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Fortis Institute-Erie cost?
Fortis Institute-Erie's private state tuition is approximately $13,010.
What is the acceptance rate of Fortis Institute-Erie?
The acceptance rate of Fortis Institute-Erie is 85%, which is higher than the state average of 84%.

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