Fortis College-Smyrna

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$14,080

12.6% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,704

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

585

100% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

55.5%

197 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 324 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fortis College-Smyrna. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (195 degrees), 2.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (71 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis College-Smyrna is $14,080, which is $80 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis College-Smyrna is $14,080, which is $80 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,704.

In 2017, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,080

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Fortis College-Smyrna was $14,080. The cost of tuition at Fortis College-Smyrna is $80 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$18,704

2017 Value

1.46%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Fortis College-Smyrna had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,704. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Fortis College-Smyrna grew by 1.46%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,396

Room and Board

$799

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fortis College-Smyrna was of $9,396 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $799. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Fortis College-Smyrna received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.33% with respect to 2016, when 75% 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.

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N/A Default Rate

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Number of Defaults

In N/A the default rate for borrower's at Fortis College-Smyrna was N/A%, which represents N/A out of the N/A total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Fortis College-Smyrna has a total enrollment of 585 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis College-Smyrna is 585 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis College-Smyrna are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fortis College-Smyrna, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.3% Black or African American, 17.4% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 2.56% Two or More Races, 0.684% Asian, 0.513% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fortis College-Smyrna in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (42.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (22.2%) and White Female (11.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority 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-Smyrna, both undergraduate and graduate, is 585 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis College-Smyrna is 585 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis College-Smyrna are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%

2017 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-Smyrna was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Fortis College-Smyrna 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

    376

  2. White

    102

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    81

The enrolled student population at Fortis College-Smyrna is 64.3% Black or African American, 17.4% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 2.56% Two or More Races, 0.684% Asian, 0.513% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 66 more women than men received degrees from Fortis College-Smyrna. The majority of degree recipients at Fortis College-Smyrna are black or african american (195 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (71 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fortis College-Smyrna, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (41 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (39 degrees), and Health (244 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-Smyrna are Registered nurses (1,293,105 people), Medical & health services managers (134,634 people), Pharmacists (128,892 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (120,345 people), and Physicians (99,786 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis College-Smyrna are Precision Production (41 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (39 degrees), and Health (244 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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

The most specialized majors at Fortis College-Smyrna are Precision Production (41 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (39 degrees), and Health (244 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-Smyrna are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,404,787 people), Elementary & secondary schools (203,475 people), Outpatient care centers (190,696 people), Offices of physicians (183,832 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (124,421 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis College-Smyrna are Precision Production (41 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (39 degrees), and Health (244 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-Smyrna.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 129

  2. 195

In 2017, 129 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis College-Smyrna, which is 0.662 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (195).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis College-Smyrna in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 1.08 times more than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 83 degrees were awarded to women at Fortis College-Smyrna in Medical Assistant, which is 11.9 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

48%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 20% of students graduating from Fortis College-Smyrna completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fortis College-Smyrna is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    195 degrees awarded

  2. White

    71 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fortis College-Smyrna is black or african american (195 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (71 degrees).

0.309% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    110 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    85 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fortis College-Smyrna is black or african american female (110 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (85 degrees).

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Operations

Fortis College-Smyrna has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-930 (N/A%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Fortis College-Smyrna had a total salary expenditure of $8.1M. Fortis College-Smyrna employs 7 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Fortis College-Smyrna are Female Instructors (5), Male Instructors(2), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis College-Smyrna are: Management, with 8 employees, Sales and related, with 8 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 4 employees.

Finances

Endowment

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2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Fortis College-Smyrna has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Fortis College-Smyrna stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Fortis College-Smyrna 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

$3.29M

2017 Salaries

4.67%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Fortis College-Smyrna paid a median of $3.29M in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($8.1M) and a 4.67% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.26% decline from 2015 and a 1.33% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$372k

Instructional Salaries

7

Number of Employees

In 2017, Fortis College-Smyrna paid a total of $372k to 7 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $656k (28.3%) for similar Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

7 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

8 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fortis College-Smyrna were Instructor with 7 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis College-Smyrna were Management with 8 employees; Sales and related with 8 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fortis College-Smyrna was Female Instructor with 5 employees, Male Instructor with 2 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Fortis College-Smyrna.

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