Fortis Institute-Birmingham

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,736

3.62% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$24,746

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

23.1%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

506

100% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42.4%

72 Graduates

About

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

In 2016, 250 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fortis Institute-Birmingham. 66.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (215 degrees), 8.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (26 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is $12,736, which is $-1,235 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is $12,736, which is $-1,235 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,746.

In 2016, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,736

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was $12,736. The cost of tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is $-1,235 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$24,746

2016 Value

3.28%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Fortis Institute-Birmingham had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,746. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Fortis Institute-Birmingham grew by 3.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,396

Room and Board

$1,002

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was of $9,396 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,002. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.04% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 17.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Fortis Institute-Birmingham received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 22.8% with respect to 2015, when 79% 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.

23.1%

2015 Default Rate

322

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was 23.1%, which represents 322 out of the 1391 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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Admissions

Fortis Institute-Birmingham received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 506 students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fortis Institute-Birmingham has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fortis Institute-Birmingham was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fortis Institute-Birmingham has a total enrollment of 506 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is 506 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute-Birmingham, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.8% Black or African American, 15% White, 0.791% Hispanic or Latino, 0.593% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.198% Asian, 0.198% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (54.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.5%) and White Female (10.7%). 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 Institute-Birmingham, both undergraduate and graduate, is 506 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is 506 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%

2016 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-Birmingham was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Fortis Institute-Birmingham 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

    414

  2. White

    76

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is 81.8% Black or African American, 15% White, 0.791% Hispanic or Latino, 0.593% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.198% Asian, 0.198% Two or More Races, 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 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7 students (1.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 82 more women than men received degrees from Fortis Institute-Birmingham. The majority of degree recipients at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are black or african american (215 degrees awarded). There were 8.27 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (26 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fortis Institute-Birmingham, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (18 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (53 degrees), and Health (179 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-Birmingham are Registered nurses (1,233,152 people), Medical & health services managers (134,300 people), Pharmacists (116,394 people), Physicians & surgeons (108,403 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (108,320 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Construction (18 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (53 degrees), and Health (179 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-Birmingham are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nurse anesthetists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Construction (18 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (53 degrees), and Health (179 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Hospitals (1,388,867 people), Elementary & secondary schools (187,847 people), Outpatient care centers (186,062 people), Offices of physicians (161,276 people), and Nursing Care Facilities (112,790 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Construction (18 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (53 degrees), and Health (179 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-Birmingham.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 84

  2. 166

In 2016, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Birmingham, which is 0.506 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (166).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in HVAC Maintenance, which is 25.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 91 degrees were awarded to women at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in Medical Assistant, which is 10.1 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 4% of students graduating from Fortis Institute-Birmingham completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

    215 degrees awarded

  2. White

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is black or african american (215 degrees awarded). There were 8.27 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (26 degrees).

1.6% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    144 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    71 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is black or african american female (144 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (71 degrees).

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Operations

Fortis Institute-Birmingham has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $328 (N/A%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, Fortis Institute-Birmingham had a total expenditure of $8.65M. Of that $8.65M, they spent $2.93M on salaries and $8.65M on benefits.

Fortis Institute-Birmingham employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are: Management, with 6 employees, Sales and related, with 6 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Fortis Institute-Birmingham has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Fortis Institute-Birmingham 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Fortis Institute-Birmingham 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$2.93M

Salary Expenditure

$8.65M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Fortis Institute-Birmingham had a total expenditure of $8.65M. Of that $8.65M, they spent $2.93M on salaries and $8.65M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$2.93M

2015 Salaries

21.1%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Fortis Institute-Birmingham paid a median of $2.93M in salaries, which represents 33.9% of their overall expenditure ($8.65M) and a 21.1% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from N/A and a 0% growth from N/A.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$319k

Instructional Salaries

6

Number of Employees

In 2015, Fortis Institute-Birmingham paid a total of $319k to 6 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

6 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Birmingham were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Birmingham were Management with 6 employees; Sales and related with 6 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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

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