Fortis Institute-Birmingham

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,514
2.45% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,928
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
551
100% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
50.9%
84 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 2020, 256 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fortis Institute-Birmingham. 71.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (200 degrees), 4.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is $13,514, which is $−886 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is $13,514, which is $−886 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,928.

In 2020, 81% of undergraduate students attending Fortis Institute-Birmingham received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,514
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was $13,514. The cost of tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is $−886 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$14,928
2020 Value
19.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Fortis Institute-Birmingham had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,928. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Fortis Institute-Birmingham grew by 19.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,100
Room and Board
$1,065
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was of $8,100 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,065. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.21% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 18.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Fortis Institute-Birmingham received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.57% with respect to 2019, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Fortis Institute-Birmingham has a total enrollment of 551 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is 551 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 82.2% Black or African American, 11.4% White, 2.18% Hispanic or Latino, 2% Two or More Races, 1.45% Asian, 0.181% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (57.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (24.5%) and White Female (7.8%). 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-Birmingham, both undergraduate and graduate, is 551 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is 551 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

48%
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 Institute-Birmingham was 48%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), 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
    453
  2. White
    63
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    12

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is 82.2% Black or African American, 11.4% White, 2.18% Hispanic or Latino, 2% Two or More Races, 1.45% Asian, 0.181% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 108 more women than men received degrees from Fortis Institute-Birmingham. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is black or african american (200 degrees awarded). There were 4.65 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (43 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 (26 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (56 degrees), and Health (174 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 (1,293,600 people), Medical & health services managers (143,784 people), Pharmacists (130,778 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (118,390 people), and Physicians (103,837 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Construction (26 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (56 degrees), and Health (174 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 Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Podiatrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Construction (26 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (56 degrees), and Health (174 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-Birmingham are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,416,110 people), Outpatient care centers (201,233 people), Elementary & secondary schools (196,607 people), Offices of physicians (180,730 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (119,550 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Construction (26 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (56 degrees), and Health (174 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 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-Birmingham was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

74
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
182
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Birmingham, which is 0.407 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (182).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in HVAC Maintenance, which is 6 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 117 degrees were awarded to women at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in Medical Assistant, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 32% of students graduating from Fortis Institute-Birmingham completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 Institute-Birmingham 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, 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
    200 degrees awarded
  2. White
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is black or african american (200 degrees awarded). There were 4.65 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (43 degrees).

1.56% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    147 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    53 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is black or african american female (147 degrees awarded). There were 2.77 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (53 degrees).

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Operations

Fortis Institute-Birmingham has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $206 (NaNN%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Fortis Institute-Birmingham had a total salary expenditure of $7.03M. Fortis Institute-Birmingham employs 10 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Female Instructors (8), Male Instructors(2), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 7 employees, Management, with 6 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 5 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 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

Salary Expenditure

$2.62M
2020 Salaries
6.51%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Fortis Institute-Birmingham paid a median of $2.62M in salaries, which represents 37.2% of their overall expenditure ($7.03M) and a 6.51% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.28% growth from 2018 and a 5.46% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$523k
Instructional Salaries
10
Number of Employees

In 2020, Fortis Institute-Birmingham paid a total of $523k to 10 employees working as instructors, which represents 20% 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
10 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
7 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Birmingham were Instructor with 10 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Birmingham were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 7 employees; Management with 6 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 5 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 Institute-Birmingham was Female Instructor with 8 employees, and Male Instructor with 2 employees.

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

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