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Fortis Institute - Erie

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Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
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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.

About
🗺 5757 W. 26th Street
Erie, Pennsylvania 16506
🌐 www.fortis.edu
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

40%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

40%

Women Graduation Rate

40%
Cost
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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
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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
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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
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Student-Faculty Ratio

12
students per faculty
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Fortis Institute - Erie?

No
Highest degree: Associate's degree
Students
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.