Fortis Institute

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2019 Average Net Price
$21,318
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
25.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
392
100% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
59.9%
202 Graduates

About

Fortis Institute is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fortis Institute were .

In 2019, 245 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fortis Institute. 81.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 18.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (121 degrees), 1.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (91 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute is $0, which is $−11,750 less than the national average for ($11,750).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute is $0, which is $−11,750 less than the national average for ($11,750).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,318.

In 2019, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$21,318
2019 Value
2.14%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Fortis Institute had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,318. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Fortis Institute grew by 2.14%.

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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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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Fortis Institute received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 7.23% with respect to 2018, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Fortis Institute (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
25.8%
2017 Default Rate
412
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Fortis Institute was 25.8%, which represents 412 out of the 1595 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 Institute has a total enrollment of 392 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute is 392 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49% Hispanic or Latino, 40.8% Black or African American, 7.4% White, 0.765% Asian, 0.51% Two or More Races, 0.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fortis Institute in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (38.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (32.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.5%). 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 Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 392 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute is 392 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute are enrolled full-time compared with 69.5% at similar .

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2019 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 Institute was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (78%), Fortis Institute had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    192
  2. Black or African American
    160
  3. White
    29

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute is 49% Hispanic or Latino, 40.8% Black or African American, 7.4% White, 0.765% Asian, 0.51% Two or More Races, 0.51% 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 is 40.5% White, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 153 more women than men received degrees from Fortis Institute. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fortis Institute is hispanic or latino (121 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (91 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fortis Institute, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees awarded) and Health (213 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 Institute are Registered nurses (1,370,804 people), Medical & health services managers (143,726 people), Pharmacists (133,114 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (128,961 people), and Physicians (98,309 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute are Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees awarded) and Health (213 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 Institute are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute are Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees awarded) and Health (213 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 Institute are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,439,585 people), Outpatient care centers (221,078 people), Offices of physicians (213,822 people), Elementary & secondary schools (194,060 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (121,974 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute are Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees awarded) and Health (213 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 Institute.
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 Institute was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

46
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
199
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute, which is 0.231 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (199).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Fortis Institute by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute in HVAC Maintenance, which is NaNy times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 105 degrees were awarded to women at Fortis Institute in Medical Assistant, which is 21 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 34% of students graduating from Fortis Institute completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fortis Institute is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.495% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    121 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    91 degrees awarded
  3. White
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fortis Institute is hispanic or latino (121 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (91 degrees).

0.816% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    103 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fortis Institute is hispanic or latino female (103 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (70 degrees).

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Operations

Fortis Institute has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $15 (NaNN%), compared to the 0.0946% average return ($10.2k on $10.8M) across all .

In 2019, Fortis Institute had a total salary expenditure of $5.03M. Fortis Institute employs 6 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Fortis Institute are Male Instructors (3), Female Instructors(3), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute are: Office and Administrative Support, with 8 employees, Management, with 6 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Fortis Institute has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Fortis Institute stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting) Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2019, Fortis Institute 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

$2M
2019 Salaries
6.89%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Fortis Institute paid a median of $2M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($5.03M) and a 6.89% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.5% growth from 2017 and a 11.2% growth from 2016.

The median for similar is 605k (13.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$306k
Instructional Salaries
6
Number of Employees

In 2019, Fortis Institute paid a total of $306k to 6 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $338k (55.9%) for similar Unknown.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
6 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
8 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fortis Institute were Instructor with 6 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute were Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees; Management with 6 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fortis Institute was Male Instructor with 3 employees, Female Instructor with 3 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Fortis Institute.

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