Fortis Institute

1630 South Congress Avenue, Suite 300
Lake Worth, FL 33461
  • MedVance Institute offers programs to become a Sterile Processing Technician or Information Technology & Biomedical Technician. MedVance Institute is also a recognized West Palm Beach nursing school offering a comprehensive program for Practical Nursing. MedVance Institute is conveniently located in the Publix Greenwood Shopping Center off of Interstate 95. Call today and get started on the road to a medical career. Our mission is to provide the finest education in a supportive atmosphere where career success is encouraged at every level. We are committed to graduating qualified professionals who can serve the medical needs of their communities, and contribute to the health and well-being of those in their care.

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 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Fortis Institute places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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, for profit
Total Faculty21 staff55 staff
This chart display total faculty of Fortis Institute and community college average number of faculty in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Fortis Institute has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The Fortis Institute diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment276 students2,723 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Fortis Institute and community college average number of enrollment of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:134:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Fortis Institute and community college average student staff ratio of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Full-Time Students276 students789 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Fortis Institute and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Fortis Institute. This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of FL.
% Asian
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Fortis Institute and the percentage of Asian community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Hispanic
17%
28%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Fortis Institute and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Black
34%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Fortis Institute and the percentage of Black community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% White
17%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Fortis Institute and the percentage of White community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Fortis Institute and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Unknown races
27%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fortis Institute. This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.750.73
This chart display the diversity score of Fortis Institute and the community college average diversity score of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate
60%
59%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Fortis Institute and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of FL by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,300$30,300
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Fortis Institute and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of FL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $15,364 is more than the state average of $15,363. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,364$15,363
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Fortis Institute and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%88%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Fortis Institute and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$9,970$11,875
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Fortis Institute and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,194$6,334
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Fortis Institute and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Acceptance Rate71%73%
This chart display the percent admitted of Fortis Institute and the community college average percent admitted of FL by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Fortis Institute is Everglades University (0.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Everglades University
    Private, non-profit
    2,262 students | 0.50 Mi5002 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 100
    Boca Raton FL  33431
    (561) 912-1211
    0.502,262
  • 31,816 students | 1.60 Mi4200 Congress Ave
    Lake Worth FL  33461
    (561) 967-7222
    1.6031,816
  • Southeastern College
    Private, for profit
    720 students | 4.60 Mi1756 North Congress Ave.
    West Palm Beach FL  33409
    (561) 433-2330
    4.60720
  • 692 students | 7.90 Mi9801 Belvedere Road
    Royal Palm Beach FL  33411
    (561) 273-6500
    7.90692
  • 713 students | 8.30 Mi2410 Metrocentre Blvd
    West Palm Beach FL  33407
    (561) 842-8324
    8.30713
Recent Articles
Learn about how the community college tuition hikes in the next year may be greater than the rate of inflation.
In light of the huge budget cuts facing California community colleges, class rationing is now on the table as one option to help schools stay in the black. Is it right, fair or even practical? We’ll explore the issue.
Learn about how some convicted criminals abused community colleges' financial aid programs and why Congress has decided to prohibit criminals from being eligible for future aid.
Did You Know?
Palm Beach County, FL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Palm Beach County, FL is Fortis Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.