Fortis Institute-Erie
Erie, PA 16506-1013

Overview

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
No
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
No
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
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

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

$100
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.)

$5,450
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,407
$8,993
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,529
99%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
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.

524
Total Enrollment
96
Transfers

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%

Majors

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

53%
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
47%
Dropout rate
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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

$22,000
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