Fortis Institute-Scranton

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 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton is one of 4 community colleges within Lackawanna County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Fortis Institute-Scranton is Lackawanna College (0.6 miles away).

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 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty23 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Fortis Institute-Scranton has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Fortis Institute-Scranton diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment385 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:125:1
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# Full-Time Students353 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students32 students246 students
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% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
9%
7%
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% Black
11%
14%
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% White
78%
63%
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% Two or more races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
10%
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Diversity Score0.370.57
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College Completion Rate
53%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$21,800$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $27,160 is more than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$27,160$16,683
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,000$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,985$5,500
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Acceptance Rate97%75%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Fortis Institute-Scranton is Lackawanna College (0.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Lackawanna College
    Private, non-profit
    1,490 students | 0.60 Mi501 Vine St
    Scranton PA  18509
    (570)961-7810
    0.601,490
  • 455 students | 2.30 Mi3427 N Main Ave
    Scranton PA  18508
    (570)342-6404
    2.30455
  • Keystone College
    Private, non-profit
    1,484 students | 11.00 MiOne College Green
    La Plume PA  18440
    (570)945-8000
    11.001,484
  • Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
    Private, for profit
    186 students | 15.20 Mi166 Slocum Street
    Kingston PA  18704
    (570)288-8400
    15.20186
  • 6,049 students | 23.70 Mi1333 South Prospect Street
    Nanticoke PA  18634
    (570)740-0200
    23.706,049
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