Fortis Institute

1630 South Congress Avenue, Suite 300
Lake Worth, FL 33461-2171
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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 6 community colleges within Palm Beach County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Fortis Institute is Palm Beach State College (1.3 miles away).

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, non-profit
Total Faculty21 staff37 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Fortis Institute has stayed relatively flat 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 declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment276 students1,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:138:1
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# Full-Time Students276 students487 students
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
17%
24%
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% Black
34%
17%
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% White
17%
69%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
27%
-
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Diversity Score0.750.60
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College Completion Rate
60%
59%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,300$30,300
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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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,970$11,875
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,194$6,334
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Acceptance Rate71%73%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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