Fortis Institute - Erie

Overview


Tuition & Fees
$13,157
Average Salary in 10 Years
$28,100

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Fortis Institute - Erie

Fortis Institute - Erie is located in Erie, Pennsylvania. It is a small private for-profit school part of the Education Affiliates Inc. system and offers undergrad programs. It has 391 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Precision Production, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Personal and Culinary Services, and Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians. 40% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $23,800.

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About


🗺 5757 W 26th Street
Erie, Pennsylvania 16506
State Pennsylvania
🌐www.fortis.edu

Application


Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
40%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
40%
Women Graduation Rate
40%

Cost


Can you afford to attend Fortis Institute - Erie?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$18,394
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$13,157
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$13,595
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$13,595
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$11,362

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$121
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Fortis Institute - Erie would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Fortis Institute - Erie Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
72%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Fortis Institute - Erie you can visit www.fortis.edu.

Fortis Institute - Erie Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $13,595
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $13,595
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Fortis Institute - Erie?

Fortis Institute - Erie students, on average, make $28,100 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 7-8 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 4% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Fortis Institute - Erie
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Fortis Institute - Erie. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
4.2%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Fortis Institute - Erie.
Median Earnings of Students from Fortis Institute - Erie
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Fortis Institute - Erie.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Fortis Institute - Erie
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Fortis Institute - Erie.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Fortis Institute - Erie
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Fortis Institute - Erie.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Fortis Institute - Erie
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Fortis Institute - Erie.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Fortis Institute - Erie? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
2.1x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Fortis Institute - Erie. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Fortis Institute - Erie. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.9x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Fortis Institute - Erie. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Fortis Institute - Erie. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
12
students per faculty

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Fortis Institute - Erie?
No
Highest degree: Associate's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
100%
Undergrads
391
Total Students
391
undergrads and grad students
Students over 25
57%
Student Median Household Income
$48,709
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
52%
of undergraduates
Men
48%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
About the Same

Fortis Institute - Erie around the same number of female and male undergrads.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 92 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 108 women.

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Fortis Institute - Erie
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Fortis Institute - Erie study?
Fortis Institute - Erie Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Fortis Institute - Erie are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Precision Production
  3. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  4. Personal and Culinary Services
  5. Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Approximately 84% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Fortis Institute - Erie?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
53%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Fortis Institute - Erie has a retention rate of 53% for full-time undergrads, which is fairly low.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
43
11% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Medium-Low

Fortis Institute - Erie has around 43 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 11% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Fortis Institute - Erie as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Erie, Pennsylvania


City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000
312
in 2017
Source: FBI
City Rape Rate per 100,000
33
in 2017
Source: FBI

Politics in Pennsylvania


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Republican

Politically, Pennsylvania tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 48% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 48% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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