Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,120
1.07% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,393
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
16.4%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
474
100% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
69.9%
79 Graduates

About

Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie is a higher education institution located in St. Lucie County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie were .

In 2020, 218 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie. 82.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (77 degrees), 1.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie is $16,120, which is $1,720 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie is $16,120, which is $1,720 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,393.

In 2020, 89% of undergraduate students attending Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,120
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie was $16,120. The cost of tuition at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie is $1,720 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$21,393
2020 Value
0.0187%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,393. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie grew by 0.0187%.

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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

$8,640
Room and Board
$1,137
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie was of $8,640 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,137. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.84% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.872% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.49% with respect to 2019, when 86% 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.
16.4%
2018 Default Rate
330
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie was 16.4%, which represents 330 out of the 2018 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-Port Saint Lucie has a total enrollment of 474 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie is 474 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.8% Black or African American, 31.2% White, 18.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.49% Two or More Races, 1.05% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (36.3%), followed by White Female (23.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.9%). 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-Port Saint Lucie, both undergraduate and graduate, is 474 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie is 474 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
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-Port Saint Lucie was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie 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
    203
  2. White
    148
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    88

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie is 42.8% Black or African American, 31.2% White, 18.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.49% Two or More Races, 1.05% Asian, 0% 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, 140 more women than men received degrees from Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie is white (77 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (30 degrees awarded) and Health (188 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-Port Saint Lucie are Registered nurses (1,293,143 people), Medical & health services managers (143,575 people), Pharmacists (130,778 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (118,390 people), and Physicians (103,837 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie are Mechanical Technologies (30 degrees awarded) and Health (188 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-Port Saint Lucie are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Chief executives & legislators, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie are Mechanical Technologies (30 degrees awarded) and Health (188 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-Port Saint Lucie are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,415,105 people), Outpatient care centers (200,992 people), Elementary & secondary schools (194,915 people), Offices of physicians (180,542 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (118,193 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie are Mechanical Technologies (30 degrees awarded) and Health (188 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-Port Saint Lucie.
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-Port Saint Lucie was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

39
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
179
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie, which is 0.218 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (179).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie in HVAC Maintenance, which is 14 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 64 degrees were awarded to women at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie in Medical Assistant, which is 10.7 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 37% of students graduating from Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie is Female and Asian (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, 2.53% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    77 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    66 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie is white (77 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

2.75% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    61 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    60 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie is black or african american female (61 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (60 degrees).

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Operations

Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $698 (NaNN%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie had a total salary expenditure of $6.7M. Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie employs 12 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie are Female Instructors (11), Male Instructors(1), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie are: Management, with 7 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 5 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 3 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-Port Saint Lucie 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

$2.58M
2020 Salaries
0.4%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie paid a median of $2.58M in salaries, which represents 38.5% of their overall expenditure ($6.7M) and a 0.4% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.03% growth from 2018 and a 8.56% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$796k
Instructional Salaries
12
Number of Employees

In 2020, Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie paid a total of $796k to 12 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.9% 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
12 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
7 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie were Instructor with 12 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie were Management with 7 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 5 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 3 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-Port Saint Lucie was Female Instructor with 11 employees, and Male Instructor with 1 employees.

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

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