Fortis Institute (Closed 2020)

1630 South Congress Avenue, Suite 300
Lake Worth, FL 33461
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School Highlights

Fortis Institute served 276 students (100% of students were full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 was lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment was 83% of the student body (majority Black), which was more than the state average of 62%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Fortis Institute(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationItem not availableBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty21 staff128 staff
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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 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment276 students3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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# Full-Time Students276 students862 students
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
17%
30%
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% Black
34%
18%
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% White
17%
38%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
27%
6%
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Diversity Score0.750.73
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College Completion Rate
60%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,300$31,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $15,364 is less than the state average of $15,410. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,364$15,410
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,970$10,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,194$6,250
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Acceptance Rate71%74%
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Source: 2020 (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
    2,247 students | 0.50 Mi5002 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 100
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    (561) 912-1211
    0.502,247
  • 31,289 students | 1.60 Mi4200 Congress Ave
    Lake Worth, FL 33461
    (561) 967-7222
    1.6031,289
  • Southeastern College
    Private, for profit
    720 students | 4.60 Mi1756 North Congress Ave.
    West Palm Beach, FL 33409
    (561) 433-2330
    4.60720
  • 623 students | 7.90 Mi9801 Belvedere Road
    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
    (561) 273-6500
    7.90623
  • 564 students | 13.80 Mi5150 Linton Blvd, Suite 340
    Delray Beach, FL 33484
    (561) 381-4990
    13.80564
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