Fortis Institute

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2022 Average Net Price
$21,252
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.58%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
295
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61.4%
121 Graduates

About

Fortis Institute is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Fortis Institute were Medical Assistant (85 degrees awarded), HVAC Maintenance (33 degrees), and Dental Assisting (21 degrees).

In 2022, 188 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fortis Institute. 80.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (94 degrees), 1.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (77 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,252.

In 2022, 70% of undergraduate students attending Fortis Institute received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$21,252
2022 Value
7.67%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Fortis Institute had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,252. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Fortis Institute grew by 7.67%.

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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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Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Fortis Institute received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.78% with respect to 2021, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Fortis Institute (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
4.58%
2019 Default Rate
73
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Fortis Institute was 4.58%, which represents 73 out of the 1593 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 had a total enrollment of 295 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute is 295 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.5% Hispanic or Latino, 42.7% Black or African American, 4.41% White, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.678% Asian, 0.678% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.678% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Fortis Institute in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (35.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (29.8%) and Black or African American Male (12.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fortis Institute in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 295 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute is 295 and the part-time enrollment is 0.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2022 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 was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Fortis Institute had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    140 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    126 enrolled students
  3. White
    13 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute is 47.5% Hispanic or Latino, 42.7% Black or African American, 4.41% White, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.678% Asian, 0.678% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.678% 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 is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 116 more women than men received degrees from Fortis Institute. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fortis Institute is hispanic or latino (94 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (77 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Fortis Institute is Medical Assistant (85 degrees awarded), followed by HVAC Maintenance (33 degrees) and Dental Assisting (21 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Fortis Institute, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees awarded) and Health (155 degrees).

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 are Registered nurses (1,394,826 people), Medical & health services managers (151,000 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees awarded) and Health (155 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute are Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees awarded) and Health (155 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,482,406 people), Outpatient care centers (237,648 people), Elementary & secondary schools (215,940 people), Offices of physicians (201,917 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (130,063 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute are Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees awarded) and Health (155 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Fortis Institute.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 85 degrees awarded
  2. 33 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Fortis Institute was Medical Assistant with 85 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

36
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
152
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute, which is 0.237 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (152).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute in HVAC Maintenance, which is 15.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute in Medical Assistant, which is 84 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 46% of students graduating from Fortis Institute completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Fortis Institute is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    94 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    77 degrees awarded
  3. White
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fortis Institute is hispanic or latino (94 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (77 degrees).

1.06% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    83 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    58 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fortis Institute is hispanic or latino female (83 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (58 degrees).

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Operations

Fortis Institute employs 7 Instructors. Most academics at Fortis Institute are Female Instructor (5), and Male Instructor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 6 employees, Management, with 5 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.92M
2022 Salaries
4.35%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Fortis Institute paid a median of $1.92M in salaries, a 4.35% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$404k
Instructional Salaries
7
Number of Employees

In 2022, Fortis Institute paid a total of $404k to 7 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $446k (66.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
7 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
6 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fortis Institute was Instructor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 6 employees, Management with 5 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fortis Institute was Female Instructor with 5 employees, and Male Instructor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Fortis Institute.

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