Fortis Institute

1630 South Congress Avenue, Suite 300
Lake Worth, FL 33461-2171
Tel: (561)304-3466
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School Highlights
  • Fortis Institute serves 276 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 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Fortis Institute is one of 7 community colleges within Palm Beach County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Fortis Institute is Palm Beach State College (1.3 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 59% over five years.
Fortis Institute(FL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty21 staff37 staff
Fortis Institute Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Fortis Institute has declined by 57% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Fortis Institute diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment276 students1,142 students
Fortis Institute Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio13:138:1
Fortis Institute Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students276 students487 students
Fortis Institute Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Fortis Institute Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
2%
Fortis Institute Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
17%
24%
Fortis Institute Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
34%
17%
Fortis Institute Black (2007-2016)
% White
17%
69%
Fortis Institute White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Fortis Institute More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
27%
-
Fortis Institute Unknown (2007-2016)
Fortis Institute Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.750.60
Fortis Institute Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
60%
59%
Fortis Institute Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,300$30,800
Fortis Institute Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $15,364 is more than the state average of $15,054. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,364$15,054
Fortis Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%91%
Fortis Institute % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,970$12,750
Fortis Institute Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,194$6,334
Fortis Institute Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate71%71%
Fortis Institute Percent Admitted (2007-2008)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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