Fortis College-Columbia
Columbia, SC 29210

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Private
Business model For Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Non Traditional
Total enrollment 324
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 13:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
No
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
No
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

Fortis College-Columbia has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Fortis College-Columbia's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 100% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $5,496 (which is 24.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Fortis College-Columbia in 2016-2017, was 42, which is 100% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $11,665 (which is 54.9% above the national average.)

$5,496
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,407
$11,665
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,529
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 88%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Fortis College-Columbia has enrolled a total of 324 students (324 students full-time and 0 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 324 students, 69 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 23% men and 77% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

324
Total Enrollment
69
Transfers

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 74%

White: 20%

Hispanic: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Asian: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 2 largest majors offered at Fortis College-Columbia.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 53% 372
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 20% 142

Graduation & Dropout Rates

52%
Graduation rate
national average: 61%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Fortis College-Columbia full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

--
Still enrolled
48%
Dropout rate
--
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$14,100
Median Annual Income
national average: $23,536

The typical median income of Fortis College-Columbia graduates 6 years after enrollment is $14,100. Last year, out of the total 88 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 88 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 69 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 69 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $14,100 $16,000
Employment Rate 100% 100%
Total Graduates 88 69

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Fortis College-Columbia.

Centura College-Columbia
8.9 mile away
Virginia College-Augusta
68.8 mile away
Virginia College-Florence
72.8 mile away
King's College
84 mile away