Fortis Institute-Erie

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,385

10.7% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,741

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

21.8%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

391

100% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

40.1%

67 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 196 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fortis Institute-Erie. 52.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (144 degrees), 5.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Erie is $13,385, which is $5,971 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Erie is $13,385, which is $5,971 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,741.

In 2017, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,385

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Fortis Institute-Erie was $13,385. The cost of tuition at Fortis Institute-Erie is $5,971 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$21,741

2017 Value

23.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Fortis Institute-Erie had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,741. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Fortis Institute-Erie grew by 23.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,975

Room and Board

$1,135

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fortis Institute-Erie was of $6,975 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,135. The cost of room and board decreased by 25.8% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 32% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Fortis Institute-Erie received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 26.1% with respect to 2016, when 88% 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-Erie 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-Erie has a total enrollment of 391 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Erie is 391 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Erie are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute-Erie, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.2% White, 16.6% Black or African American, 3.07% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.256% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Asian, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Erie in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (36.6%) and Black or African American Female (9.46%). 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-Erie, both undergraduate and graduate, is 391 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Erie is 391 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Erie are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%

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-Erie was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Fortis Institute-Erie had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    290

  2. Black or African American

    65

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute-Erie is 74.2% White, 16.6% Black or African American, 3.07% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.256% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Asian, 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 Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 10 more women than men received degrees from Fortis Institute-Erie. The majority of degree recipients at Fortis Institute-Erie are white (144 degrees awarded). There were 5.14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fortis Institute-Erie, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Precision Production (21 degrees), and Construction (8 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-Erie are Registered nurses (1,302,479 people), Medical & health services managers (138,889 people), Pharmacists (129,593 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (120,652 people), and Police officers (119,106 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Erie are Mechanical Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Precision Production (21 degrees), Construction (8 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (15 degrees), and Health (82 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-Erie are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Erie are Mechanical Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Precision Production (21 degrees), Construction (8 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (15 degrees), and Health (82 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-Erie are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,431,298 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (306,711 people), Elementary & secondary schools (262,505 people), Outpatient care centers (203,576 people), and Offices of physicians (188,245 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Erie are Mechanical Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Precision Production (21 degrees), Construction (8 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (15 degrees), and Health (82 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-Erie.

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-Erie was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 93

  2. 103

In 2017, 93 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Erie, which is 0.903 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (103).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Erie in HVAC Maintenance, which is 42 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 37 degrees were awarded to women at Fortis Institute-Erie in Medical Assistant, which is 18.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 27% of students graduating from Fortis Institute-Erie completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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 (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fortis Institute-Erie is Male and Hispanic or Latino (75% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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, 16.4% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    144 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    28 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fortis Institute-Erie is white (144 degrees awarded). There were 5.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

7.14% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    78 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    66 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fortis Institute-Erie is white female (78 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (66 degrees).

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Operations

Fortis Institute-Erie has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $54 (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Fortis Institute-Erie had a total salary expenditure of $8.6M. Fortis Institute-Erie employs 12 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Fortis Institute-Erie are Female No academic ranks (8), Male No academic ranks(4), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Erie are: Sales and related, with 4 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 4 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Fortis Institute-Erie has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Fortis Institute-Erie stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional 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-Erie 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

$3.19M

2017 Salaries

4.24%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Fortis Institute-Erie paid a median of $3.19M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($8.6M) and a 4.24% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.1% decline from 2015 and a 29.3% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$612k

Instructional Salaries

12

Number of Employees

In 2017, Fortis Institute-Erie paid a total of $612k to 12 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.22M (34.5%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

12 Employees

Sales and related

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

4 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Erie were No academic rank with 12 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Erie were Sales and related with 4 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 4 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Erie was Female No academic rank with 8 employees, Male No academic rank with 4 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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