Fortis Institute-Scranton

517 Ash Street
Scranton, PA 18509-2903
Tel: (570)558-1818
School Highlights
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton serves 385 students (92% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton is one of 4 community colleges within Lackawanna County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Lackawanna College (0.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 91% over five years.
Fortis Institute-Scranton (PA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 23 staff 23 staff
Fortis Institute-Scranton Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 385 has grown by 27% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 385 students 500 students
Fortis Institute-Scranton Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 24:1
Fortis Institute-Scranton Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 353 students 345 students
Fortis Institute-Scranton Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 32 students 155 students
Fortis Institute-Scranton Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Fortis Institute-Scranton Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Fortis Institute-Scranton Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Fortis Institute-Scranton Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Fortis Institute-Scranton Black (2007-2016)
% White
Fortis Institute-Scranton White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Fortis Institute-Scranton More (2010-2011)
% Unknown races
Fortis Institute-Scranton Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.37 0.55
Fortis Institute-Scranton Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Fortis Institute-Scranton Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $21,800 $34,800
Fortis Institute-Scranton Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $27,160 is more than the state average of $16,759. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $27,160 $16,759
Fortis Institute-Scranton In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98% 95%
Fortis Institute-Scranton % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $16,000 $13,000
Fortis Institute-Scranton Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,985 $6,246
Fortis Institute-Scranton Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 97% 85%
Fortis Institute-Scranton Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Lackawanna College
    Private, non-profit
    1,490 students | 0.60 Mi501 Vine St
    Scranton PA  18509
  • 171 students | 1.90 Mi1000 Meade St.- Suite 210
    Dunmore PA  18512
  • 455 students | 2.30 Mi3427 N Main Ave
    Scranton PA  18508
  • Keystone College
    Private, non-profit
    1,484 students | 11.00 MiOne College Green
    La Plume PA  18440
  • Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
    Pivate, for profit
    186 students | 15.20 Mi166 Slocum Street
    Forty Fort PA  18704
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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,785 per year for in-state students and $14,187 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,759 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.