Fortis Institute-Erie
Erie, PA 16506-1013


Type 2 year
Control Private
Business model For Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Non Traditional
Total enrollment 524
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Fortis Institute-Erie 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.

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Fortis Institute-Erie's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 78% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $5,450 (which is 23.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Fortis Institute-Erie in 2016-2017, was 74, which is 95% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $8,993 (which is 19.4% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,407
Federal Loan
National Average = $7,529
Financial aid
National Average = 88%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Fortis Institute-Erie has enrolled a total of 524 students (524 students full-time and 0 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 524 students, 96 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 50% men and 50% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 78%

Black/African American: 11%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Hispanic: 3%

Two or more races: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Asian: 0%


Listed below are the 8 largest majors offered at Fortis Institute-Erie.

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 39% 295
Precision Production 12% 91
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 7% 50
Personal And Culinary Services 6% 44
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 5% 39
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 28
Construction Trades 4% 28
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 24

Graduation & Dropout Rates

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 Institute-Erie full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
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

Median Annual Income
national average: $23,536

The typical median income of Fortis Institute-Erie graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,000. Last year, out of the total 1,828 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,536 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,113 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 846 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,000 $22,900
Employment Rate 84% 76%
Total Graduates 1,828 1,113

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Fortis Institute-Erie.

Triangle Tech Inc-Erie
6.6 mile away
Trumbull Business College
65.8 mile away
ETI Technical College
66 mile away