Fortis College-Columbus

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,430
3.93% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,344
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.16%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
818
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.6%
106 Graduates

About

Fortis College-Columbus is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, OH. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Fortis College-Columbus were Medical Assistant (93 degrees awarded), HVAC Maintenance (51 degrees), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (43 degrees).

In 2022, 280 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fortis College-Columbus. 76.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 23.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (117 degrees), 1.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (115 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis College-Columbus is $15,430, which is $489 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Fortis College-Columbus is $15,430, which is $489 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,344.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending Fortis College-Columbus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,430
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Fortis College-Columbus was $15,430. The cost of tuition at Fortis College-Columbus is $489 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$24,344
2022 Value
12.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Fortis College-Columbus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,344. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Fortis College-Columbus grew by 12.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,450
Room and Board
$665
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fortis College-Columbus was of $9,450 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $665. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 19% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Fortis College-Columbus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 13.1% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.16%
2019 Default Rate
76
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Fortis College-Columbus was 4.16%, which represents 76 out of the 1829 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Fortis College-Columbus had a total enrollment of 818 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Fortis College-Columbus is 818 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 44.6% Black or African American, 33.7% White, 7.58% Asian, 6.48% Two or More Races, 3.79% Hispanic or Latino, 0.733% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.244% 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 (35.2%), followed by White Female (29.3%) and Black or African American Male (9.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fortis College-Columbus in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 818 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis College-Columbus is 818 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis College-Columbus are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
2022 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 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Fortis College-Columbus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    365 enrolled students
  2. White
    276 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    62 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Fortis College-Columbus is 44.6% Black or African American, 33.7% White, 7.58% Asian, 6.48% Two or More Races, 3.79% Hispanic or Latino, 0.733% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.244% 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 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 150 more women than men received degrees from Fortis College-Columbus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fortis College-Columbus is black or african american (117 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (115 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Fortis College-Columbus is Medical Assistant (93 degrees awarded), followed by HVAC Maintenance (51 degrees) and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (43 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (51 degrees awarded) and Health (229 degrees).

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 (1,394,826 people), Medical & health services managers (151,000 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis College-Columbus in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (51 degrees awarded) and Health (229 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Fortis College-Columbus are Mechanical Technologies (51 degrees awarded) and Health (229 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (1,482,406 people), Outpatient care centers (237,648 people), Elementary & secondary schools (215,940 people), Offices of physicians (201,917 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (130,063 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis College-Columbus are Mechanical Technologies (51 degrees awarded) and Health (229 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 93 degrees awarded
  2. 51 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Fortis College-Columbus was Medical Assistant with 93 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

65
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
215
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis College-Columbus, which is 0.302 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (215).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis College-Columbus in HVAC Maintenance, which is 16 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis College-Columbus in Medical Assistant, which is 22.3 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% of students graduating from Fortis College-Columbus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Fortis College-Columbus is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    117 degrees awarded
  2. White
    115 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fortis College-Columbus is black or african american (117 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (115 degrees).

3.93% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    91 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    86 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fortis College-Columbus is black or african american female (91 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (86 degrees).

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Operations

Fortis College-Columbus employs 30 Instructors. Most academics at Fortis College-Columbus are Female Instructor (23), and Male Instructor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis College-Columbus are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 13 employees, Management, with 11 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 7 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$4.8M
2022 Salaries
0.252%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Fortis College-Columbus paid a median of $4.8M in salaries, a 0.252% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.09M
Instructional Salaries
30
Number of Employees

In 2022, Fortis College-Columbus paid a total of $2.09M to 30 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fortis College-Columbus was Instructor with 30 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis College-Columbus were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees, Management with 11 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fortis College-Columbus was Female Instructor with 23 employees, and Male Instructor with 7 employees.

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

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