Fortis College-Columbus

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,835
44.9% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$37,678
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
1,042
100% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.1%
116 Graduates

About

Fortis College-Columbus is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fortis College-Columbus were .

In 2020, 310 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fortis College-Columbus. 81.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 18.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (129 degrees), 1.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (124 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis College-Columbus is $14,835, which is $435 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis College-Columbus is $14,835, which is $435 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,678.

In 2020, 80% of undergraduate students attending Fortis College-Columbus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,835
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Fortis College-Columbus was $14,835. The cost of tuition at Fortis College-Columbus is $435 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$37,678
2020 Value
45.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Fortis College-Columbus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,678. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Fortis College-Columbus grew by 45.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,693
Room and Board
$893
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fortis College-Columbus was of $9,693 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $893. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.09% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 11.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Fortis College-Columbus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Fortis College-Columbus has a total enrollment of 1,042 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis College-Columbus is 1,042 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis College-Columbus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fortis College-Columbus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.2% Black or African American, 36.1% White, 4.8% Asian, 4.7% Two or More Races, 1.82% Hispanic or Latino, 0.288% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.192% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fortis College-Columbus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (38.7%), followed by White Female (30.5%) and Black or African American Male (7.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fortis College-Columbus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,042 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis College-Columbus is 1,042 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis College-Columbus are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Fortis College-Columbus was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Fortis College-Columbus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    481
  2. White
    376
  3. Asian
    50

The enrolled student population at Fortis College-Columbus is 46.2% Black or African American, 36.1% White, 4.8% Asian, 4.7% Two or More Races, 1.82% Hispanic or Latino, 0.288% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.192% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 196 more women than men received degrees from Fortis College-Columbus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fortis College-Columbus is white (129 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (124 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fortis College-Columbus is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fortis College-Columbus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees awarded) and Health (272 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fortis College-Columbus are Registered nurses (1,293,143 people), Medical & health services managers (143,575 people), Pharmacists (130,778 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (118,390 people), and Physicians (103,837 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis College-Columbus are Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees awarded) and Health (272 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fortis College-Columbus are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Chief executives & legislators, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Fortis College-Columbus are Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees awarded) and Health (272 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fortis College-Columbus are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,415,105 people), Outpatient care centers (200,992 people), Elementary & secondary schools (194,915 people), Offices of physicians (180,542 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (118,193 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis College-Columbus are Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees awarded) and Health (272 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Fortis College-Columbus.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fortis College-Columbus was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

57
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
253
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis College-Columbus, which is 0.225 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (253).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis College-Columbus in HVAC Maintenance, which is 11.7 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 98 degrees were awarded to women at Fortis College-Columbus in Registered Nursing, which is 7.54 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 29% of students graduating from Fortis College-Columbus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fortis College-Columbus is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 10.3% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    129 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    124 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fortis College-Columbus is white (129 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (124 degrees).

6.77% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    108 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    99 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fortis College-Columbus is white female (108 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (99 degrees).

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Operations

Fortis College-Columbus has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.51k (NaNk%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Fortis College-Columbus had a total salary expenditure of $12.5M. Fortis College-Columbus employs 31 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Fortis College-Columbus are Female Instructors (23), Male Instructors(8), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis College-Columbus are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 11 employees, Management, with 9 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Fortis College-Columbus received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.26M
2020 Salaries
3.32%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Fortis College-Columbus paid a median of $5.26M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($12.5M) and a 3.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.79% growth from 2018 and a 3.78% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.13M
Instructional Salaries
31
Number of Employees

In 2020, Fortis College-Columbus paid a total of $2.13M to 31 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
11 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fortis College-Columbus were Instructor with 31 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis College-Columbus were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 11 employees; Management with 9 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fortis College-Columbus was Female Instructor with 23 employees, and Male Instructor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Fortis College-Columbus.

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