Fortis Institute-Scranton

School Highlights

Fortis Institute-Scranton serves 288 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 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Placements

Fortis Institute-Scranton places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Fortis Institute-Scranton(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty23 staff36 staff
This chart display total faculty of Fortis Institute-Scranton and community college average number of faculty in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Fortis Institute-Scranton has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The Fortis Institute-Scranton diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has grown by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment288 students571 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Fortis Institute-Scranton and community college average number of enrollment of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:123:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Fortis Institute-Scranton and community college average student staff ratio of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Full-Time Students288 students361 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Fortis Institute-Scranton and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Part-Time Students32 students210 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Fortis Institute-Scranton and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of PA 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-Scranton. This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of PA.
% Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Fortis Institute-Scranton and the percentage of Asian community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Hispanic
14%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Fortis Institute-Scranton and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Black
12%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Fortis Institute-Scranton and the percentage of Black community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% White
70%
56%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Fortis Institute-Scranton and the percentage of White community college students in PA 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-Scranton and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
11%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fortis Institute-Scranton. This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.480.64
This chart display the diversity score of Fortis Institute-Scranton and the community college average diversity score of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate
53%
56%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Fortis Institute-Scranton and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$21,800$34,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Fortis Institute-Scranton and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of PA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $27,160 is more than the state average of $17,025. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$27,160$17,025
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Fortis Institute-Scranton and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%92%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Fortis Institute-Scranton and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$15,792$12,495
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Fortis Institute-Scranton and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Fortis Institute-Scranton and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Acceptance Rate97%75%
This chart display the percent admitted of Fortis Institute-Scranton and the community college average percent admitted of PA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Fortis Institute-Scranton is Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (0.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 529 students | 0.30 Mi525 Pine St
    Scranton PA  18509
    (570) 504-7000
    0.30529
  • Lackawanna College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,873 students | 0.50 Mi501 Vine St
    Scranton PA  18509
    (570) 961-7810
    0.501,873
  • Johnson College
    Private not-for-profit
    428 students | 2.30 Mi3427 N Main Ave
    Scranton PA  18508
    (570) 342-6404
    2.30428
  • Keystone College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,424 students | 11.00 MiOne College Green
    La Plume PA  18440
    (570) 945-8000
    11.001,424
  • Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
    Private for-profit
    164 students | 15.20 Mi166 Slocum Street
    Forty Fort PA  18704
    (570) 288-8400
    15.20164
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?
Lackawanna County, PA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Lackawanna County, PA is Lackawanna College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.