Fortis Institute-Erie

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,385
2017 Default Rate
24.3%
on Student Loans
2019 Enrolled Students
9
100% Full-Time

About

Fortis Institute-Erie is a higher education institution located in Erie County, PA. In 2020, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Fortis Institute-Erie were Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (5 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (2 degrees), and Welding Technology (1 degrees).

In 2020, 8 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fortis Institute-Erie. 75% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4 degrees), 1.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Erie is $13,385, which is $5,273 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2020, the median undergraduate tuition at Fortis Institute-Erie is $13,385

In 2020, 67% of undergraduate students attending Fortis Institute-Erie received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$13,385
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Fortis Institute-Erie was $13,385.

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Average Net Price

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Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Fortis Institute-Erie received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 15.2% with respect to 2019, when 79% 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.
24.3%
2017 Default Rate
304
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Fortis Institute-Erie was 24.3%, which represents 304 out of the 1253 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 had a total enrollment of 9 students in 2019. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Erie is 9 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 55.6% White, 33.3% Black or African American, and 11.1% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Erie in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (22.2%) and Black or African American Male (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fortis Institute-Erie in 2019, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9 students. The full-time enrollment at Fortis Institute-Erie is 9 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Fortis Institute-Erie are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2018 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 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Fortis Institute-Erie had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2019)
  1. White
    5 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    3 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Fortis Institute-Erie is 55.6% White, 33.3% Black or African American, and 11.1% Hispanic or Latino. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 4 more women than men received degrees from Fortis Institute-Erie. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fortis Institute-Erie is white (4 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Fortis Institute-Erie is Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (5 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (2 degrees) and Welding Technology (1 degrees).

In 2020,  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 Precision Production (1 degrees awarded), Health (5 degrees), and Business (2 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Erie are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Erie in 2020 are Precision Production (1 degrees awarded), Health (5 degrees), and Business (2 degrees) (as of 2020).

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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-Erie are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Erie are Precision Production (1 degrees awarded), Health (5 degrees), and Business (2 degrees) (as of 2020).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Erie are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Fortis Institute-Erie are Precision Production (1 degrees awarded), Health (5 degrees), and Business (2 degrees) (as of 2020).

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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-Erie.

In 2020, the most common associates degree concentration at Fortis Institute-Erie was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 5 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
6
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Erie, which is 0.333 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 1 degrees were awarded to men at Fortis Institute-Erie in Welding Technology. There were no female recipients with the same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 5 degrees were awarded to women at Fortis Institute-Erie in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2020 at Fortis Institute-Erie is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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 (2020)
  1. White
    4 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fortis Institute-Erie is white (4 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2020)
  1. White Female
    3 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    2 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fortis Institute-Erie is white female (3 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (2 degrees).

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Operations

Fortis Institute-Erie employs 9 Instructors. Most academics at Fortis Institute-Erie are Female Instructor (9), and Male Instructor (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Erie is Management, with 3 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$272k
2020 Salaries
81.9%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Fortis Institute-Erie paid a median of $272k in salaries, a 81.9% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$536k
Instructional Salaries
9
Number of Employees

In 2018, Fortis Institute-Erie paid a total of $536k to 9 employees working as instructors, which represents 19% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
9 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
3 Employees

In 2018, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Erie was Instructor with 9 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Erie was Management with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2018)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2018, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fortis Institute-Erie was Female Instructor with 9 employees, and Male Instructor with 0 employees.

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