Fortis Institute-Birmingham

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,921

1.45% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$26,390

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

21.8%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

451

100% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

52.6%

80 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 2017, 258 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fortis Institute-Birmingham. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (214 degrees), 5.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is $12,921, which is $-1,079 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is $12,921, which is $-1,079 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,390.

In 2017, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,921

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was $12,921. The cost of tuition at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is $-1,079 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$26,390

2017 Value

6.64%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Fortis Institute-Birmingham had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,390. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Fortis Institute-Birmingham grew by 6.64%.

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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

$9,495

Room and Board

$1,083

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was of $9,495 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,083. The cost of room and board increased by 1.05% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.08% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Fortis Institute-Birmingham received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 9.28% with respect to 2016, when 97% 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.

21.8%

2016 Default Rate

296

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Fortis Institute-Birmingham was 21.8%, which represents 296 out of the 1358 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-Birmingham has a total enrollment of 451 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is 451 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 83.1% Black or African American, 9.76% White, 3.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.77% Hispanic or Latino, 0.665% Asian, 0.665% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (55.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.5%) and White Female (9.31%). 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 451 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is 451 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

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 Institute-Birmingham was 64%. 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

    375

  2. White

    44

  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders

    14

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is 83.1% Black or African American, 9.76% White, 3.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.77% Hispanic or Latino, 0.665% Asian, 0.665% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Two or More Races. 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, 86 more women than men received degrees from Fortis Institute-Birmingham. The majority of degree recipients at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are black or african american (214 degrees awarded). There were 5.78 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (37 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 (21 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (59 degrees), and Health (178 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 (1,293,783 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 Institute-Birmingham are Construction (21 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (59 degrees), and Health (178 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 Institute-Birmingham are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Construction (21 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (59 degrees), and Health (178 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 (1,405,953 people), Elementary & secondary schools (205,510 people), Outpatient care centers (190,696 people), Offices of physicians (183,832 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (126,214 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Construction (21 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (59 degrees), and Health (178 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 false, 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. 86

  2. 172

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Birmingham, which is 0.5 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (172).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in HVAC Maintenance, which is 58 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 78 degrees were awarded to women at Fortis Institute-Birmingham in Medical Assistant, which is 19.5 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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 (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, 3.75% of graduates (3 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

    214 degrees awarded

  2. White

    37 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is black or african american (214 degrees awarded). There were 5.78 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (37 degrees).

1.55% 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

    141 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    73 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fortis Institute-Birmingham is black or african american female (141 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (73 degrees).

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Operations

Fortis Institute-Birmingham has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-30 (N/A%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Fortis Institute-Birmingham had a total salary expenditure of $7.18M. Fortis Institute-Birmingham employs 10 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are Female Instructors (10), Male Instructors(0), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Birmingham are: Sales and related, with 6 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 2 employees, and Management with 1 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Fortis Institute-Birmingham has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 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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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 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

$2.57M

2017 Salaries

2.7%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Fortis Institute-Birmingham paid a median of $2.57M in salaries, which represents 35.7% of their overall expenditure ($7.18M) and a 2.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 14.9% decline from 2015 and a 21.1% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$785k

Instructional Salaries

10

Number of Employees

In 2017, Fortis Institute-Birmingham paid a total of $785k to 10 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.6% 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

10 Employees

Sales and related

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

6 Employees

In 2017, 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 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Birmingham were Sales and related with 6 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees; and Management with 1 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 Institute-Birmingham was Female Instructor with 10 employees, Male Instructor with 0 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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